The Folk Art Society of North America wraps up a five-day meeting in Atlanta Monday and as a part of the session, a tour of the Folk Pottery of Northeast Georgia in Sautee-Nacoochee was on tap Sunday.
The group was also to visit with Lula potter Michael Crocker at his workshop, have brunch at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega and visit Seven Oaks, the home of Thomas & Tommye Scanlin in Dahlonega.
The group includes many "high end" art investors and donors who regularly contribute to collections at museums including the National Gallery in Washington, the Guggenheim, MoMA and practically every other major museum in the country. Interest in Folk Pottery from Northeast Georgia is global, according to Stacey Dickson, President of the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau. There are collectors from all over the world who come to Lula and other small towns across the region to purchase the work of local potters. It is highly collectible and on display at museums across the world including the Smithsonian.
Steve and Amy Slotin were to host the group at their Gainesville home Sunday evening for dinner.