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What to See at FPM


Mike Craven Pottery Exhibit
beginning June 22, 2020
Mike Craven

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is proud to present a new temporary exhibit highlighting the evolution of Mike Craven's folk pottery. The exhibit opened June 22 and will be on display until December 17, 2020. Pottery is a family tradition for the Craven family, who hail from Gillsville, GA. Mike Craven, owner of Craven Family Pottery, has been making folk pottery since childhood.

Witness the evolution of Mike Craven's work as a Folk Potter. The Craven family's pottery lineage can be traced back to the early 1700s. Pieces in the collection range from 1970 to 2020. Visitors will see a range of work from traditional utilitarian to face jug pottery. The exhibit will showcase pieces from Mike's first face jug to the present day.

The interview on video is of curator Dr. John Burrison describing his relationship with Mike Craven and the Craven families' relationship with pottery.


item photo Left: R V (Russell Vann) DELAY (signed using his maker's mark stamp) Jackson (now Barrow) County, ca. 1870

item photo Right: Figural rooster, Edwin Meaders, White County

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ceramic bowl

Nacoochee Mound Native American Bowl

This ceramic bowl was excavated in 1916 by the Smithsonian Institution and the Heye Foundation (Museum of the American Indian) from the Nacoochee Indian mound.

Museum Day

Smithsonian Museum Day at FPM
(see Smithsonian website for date)

The Folk Pottery Museum will participate in Museum Day by offering free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The ticket can be downloaded at the
One ticket is permitted per household, per email address, and provides free admission for two at participating museums for one day only.


bottle tree

Include SNC in your visit

Nestled in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Georgia, the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing creativity and protecting the natural and historical resources of the Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys and surrounding area.

A short video presentation: history of folk pottery in NE Georgia
A short video presentation on the Folk Pottery Show and Sale