Mark of the Potter, considered the oldest operating pottery shop in Georgia, will celebrate its golden anniversary on the weekend of May 4-5, with live entertainment, local food delicacies and one-of-a-kind anniversary giveaways. Read more


Made In The Smokies

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Whether toiling in tucked-away mountain workshops or bustling tourist studios, the region’s best artisans carry on traditions that have been passed down through the generations—oftentimes in their own families. Read more


You see them in nearly every folk potter’s shop in northeast Georgia. With crooked teeth and smoky brown and olive green visages, they stare unblinkingly with googly, sometimes menacing eyes. Read more


Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational

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“I make work because I love doing it and because of the pleasure I get from people telling me they use my work every day,” said Cynthia Bringle, a North Carolina Living Treasure. Read more