us for the Knoxville Bottom Winter Kiln Sale
this Saturday, Jan. 26
Potters from around Georgia will fire the kiln Thursday,
This is your chance to buy from some of the best
artisans working today, firing their work in a kiln
much like those used in the 1800s and early 1900s
kilns that were an important part of Crawford
Potters will keep all proceeds from the kiln sale.
A 10 percent buyer's premium will go to the Crawford
County Historical Society, which is restoring the
county's old courthouse and planning a folk pottery
Some potters will also sell additional wares not
fired in the kiln
Here's how the sale will work:
Customers will be allowed on the field at 7:45 a.m.
They will be met at the field entrance and given
a number as they park. Look over the wares and choose
your piece. When the sale begins at 9 a.m., customers
will be allowed to select one piece when their number
is called. That piece will be tagged with their
number and moved to the check-out table. When all
numbers have been called, a new round of selections
will begin, and rounds will continue until all pottery
is sold. No numbers will be given out from 9:10
until the end of the third round. If a fourth round
is necessary, it will begin with numbers given to
late-comers during round three and will then begin
with No. 1 and continue in order.
Representatives of the Historical Society will work
the sale, collect money and account for receipts.
Potters will be paid by CCHS the day of the sale.
(Buyers' checks will be made to Historic Crawford
Foundation.) Proceeds will be used establish a pottery
museum in the old Crawford County Courthouse.
Here's where the sale will be:
Knoxville is on U. S. Hwy. 80 18 mi. west of I-475
at Macon; 1 mi. east of Roberta, which is 25 mi.
south of Barnesville; 25 miles south of Forsyth;
15 mi. north of Fort Valley.
For more information, contact Mona Lowe at 478.836.3195
The next firing will be in May.
JugFest & Old Knoxville Days
May 17, 2008
Knoxville, Crawford County, GA
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