The exhibit traces the work of Edwin "Nub" Meaders from his childhood as a son of utilitarian
folk potter Cheever Meaders to his return to the craft as an adult, inspired by the decorative work of his mother, Arie.
Edwin found his own path in this famous family by concentrating on the bird figurals made with turned cones in the maner of his mother.
His work in wood fired alkaline glazes connects Nub to the nearly 200 year old Mossy Creek tradition, but it is his use of blue glazes
in electric kilns for which he is best known.
Edwin Meaders grew up in the pottery shop run by his father, Cheever, in the Mossy Creek
District of White County. All of the children in the family helped with the family business, but most went on to "public jobs" as
they left home.
Edwin set up his own kiln in the winter of 1969-70 behind his home less than half a mile
from his brother Lanier's shop. Hoping for the same success as his brother, Edwin became discouraged when the coffeepots, pitchers,
and jugs from three firings of his small woodburning kiln did not sell as easily as expected, and for a time he abandoned the project
as a "crazy idea." In the summer of 1981, however, following his retirement, Edwin revived his operation and, with initial guidance
from his mother, began to produce a line of roosters, marketed by the Cleveland library in conjunction with a small exhibit of the
John Burrison, Brothers in Clay 1983
The Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia is located four miles southeast of Alpine Helen on Georgia Highway
255 in Sautee Nacoochee, ¼ mile north of the junction with Georgia Highway 17.
The Museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1-5 pm. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children. For
further information contact email@example.com or telephone 706-878-3300.