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May 16 - Nov 10, 2024

The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is proud to announce the launch of its latest exhibition, Collaborations. Opening on Thursday, May 16, this captivating exhibit celebrates the rich tradition of collaboration within the folk pottery community.

For generations, folk potters have thrived on the bonds of kinship and camaraderie, with familial ties serving as the cornerstone of many traditional potteries. Collaborations pays homage to this enduring legacy by spotlighting pottery pieces that bear the collective imprint of more than one maker. Parents, husbands, wives, siblings, cousins, and neighbors - their collective efforts breathed life into the clay, resulting in works of art that transcend individual boundaries.

From the blending of skills to create unique pieces, to the crafting of commemorative works, and the passing down of techniques from elder potters to the new generation, each piece on display narrates a story of shared creativity and craftsmanship.

"We are thrilled to present Collaborations to our visitors," said Emily DeFoor, Director of the Folk Pottery Museum. "This exhibition not only showcases the beauty and diversity of folk pottery but also celebrates the spirit of collaboration that has defined this vibrant community for generations. It's a testament to the power of working together."

Collaborations promises to be a fascinating journey into the heart and soul of folk pottery, offering visitors a unique opportunity to witness the magic that unfolds when potters come together in harmony. Don't miss your chance to experience this extraordinary exhibition at the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia.