FPM entrance

About the museum

About FPM
its creation and accolades

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia showcases the handcraft skills of one of the South's premier grassroots art forms, and explores the historical importance and changing role of folk pottery in southern life.

face jug Northeast Georgia's pottery tradition is nationally known. The Meaders family of White County was featured in Allen Eaton's 1937 book, Handicrafts of the Southern Highlands, and was honored with a special event at the Library of Congress in 1978, when the Smithsonian Institution's documentary film on the Meaders Pottery was released.
Shown here is a Lanier Meaders face jug.

museum photo Until the first decade of the 21st century there had been no institution devoted to Northeast Georgia folk pottery, not even in its home area. Dean and Kay Swanson, former owners of the Standard Telephone Company, committed to erect this museum as their way of giving back to the people of the area.
about the founding

In Memory of Kay Swanson

To celebrate Kay's lifelong love of giving the family encourages you to make a donation in her memory to a charity of your choice.

Kay Swanson Memorial, FPM


Museum Brochure

View or download our brochure.


Brown's Guide to Georgia

Many of the folk potters exhibited in our museum are shown on the Folk Potters Trail of Northeast Georgia Map

Folk Potters Trail map


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