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Exhibition at Jule Collins Smith Museum to feature pottery of Randolph and Chambers counties

Attributed to John Davis Leopard; possibly Ussery shopAUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will open a new exhibition, “Bacon Level, Hickory Flat, and the Illustrious Potteries of Randolph and Chambers Counties, Alabama,” to be on display from Aug. 6 – Nov. 26 in Gallery C.

From the mid-19th through the early 20th century, a collection of neighboring towns in southern Randolph County and northern Chambers County was home to some of the South’s foremost potteries. The high-quality clays native to that area attracted numerous pottery-making families who emigrated from South Carolina and Georgia following the opening of Creek territories in east Alabama.

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“Alabama Folk Pottery” exhibition on display at AU’s Jule Collins Smith Museum through March

AUBURN – The exhibition “Alabama Folk Pottery, on view at Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum through March 29, features examples of the tradition of pottery in the state dating back over 200 years.

Joey Brackner, Director of the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, is the guest curator for this exhibition. He will present the lecture “Southern Folk Pottery,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m., in the museum auditorium.

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