Georgia’s largest exhibit of functional and sculptural pottery comes to Macon’s Central City Park
MACON, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 2014 – Plan to get creative during the 10th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, April 11-19, 2015, in Macon’s Central City Park, about 90 miles south of Atlanta. What began as a local pottery show will celebrate 10 years in 2015, and feature more than 6,000 pieces of pottery by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast – the state’s largest annual show and sale of functional and sculptural pottery.
The exhibition continues a partnership with the Ocmulgee National Monument to highlight the connection of pottery-making to more than 15,000 years of continuous human habitation in the Ocmulgee River region. In addition, featured exhibits will focus on folk pottery and its place in the history and culture of the Southeast. New this year: Fired Works will offer an expanded opening-weekend experience in celebration of the event’s 10-year history.
Fired Works includes special events such as Clay Workshops for Children & Teens, Cocktails and Clay for adults, artist talks, demonstrations, and more.
Don’t miss the Fired Works Preview Party 6-9, p.m., Friday, April 10 in Macon’s beautiful and historic Central City Park. See and buy smoking-hot pottery created by 65 ceramic artists. Ticket includes admission plus fresh-grilled sausages, kicked-up chili, gourmet toppings, a s’mores buffet, complimentary beer and wine, and an outdoor concert. Tickets go on sale February 1, 2015.
Get your hands dirty
More than an exhibit and sale, Fired Works offers interactive opportunities for all ages.
Little hands can dig in during workshops for children ages 5-12 when professional ceramic artists work with kids, teaching them simple pottery techniques. Children will be able to create their own original works of art to take home. Workshops last one hour, and class sizes are limited to 20 students. Reservations are required.
Teens ages 13-18 can take a break from electronic devices to create an Instagram-worthy masterpiece during workshops guided by the professional ceramic artists who will teach pottery-making techniques. Clay Workshops are free thanks to generous support from the Elam Alexander Trust and Lizella Clay Company.
Not to be left out, adults can join in the creative fun during the Cocktails and Clay Workshop, an opportunity to play in the mud while having a drink. It’s a perfect date night for young couples or a group of friends who are looking for something a little different. Groups of 10 will work with three professional ceramic artists on easy-to-learn projects. Tickets are $30 per person and include drinks, materials, and the finished piece. Space is limited, so sign up early!