North Georgia’s Mark Of The Potter Gallery

An old grist mill on the side of the Soque River in Clarkesville, Georgia, is home to Mark of the Potter, a studio and gallery that has been operating since 1969. What started as a retirement project is now on its 47th year of pots 1

It’s a beautiful drive from here to the studio, which is located on scenic 197 “Moonshine” Highway about midway between Lucille’s Mountain Inn & Spa and Clarkesville. On most days you’ll find one or more of the four house potters working in the studio, each one creating work that is distinctive to them. All pots are fired on site in a large kiln, and all are food-safe, as the potters use lead-free glazes. Most are microwave and oven-safe as well.

In addition to creations by the resident potters, Mark of the Potter also carries pots from respected artists from other parts of the country. Peruse the shop and along with the pottery, you’ll see a nice selection of jewelry, metal craft, glasswork and books. (We found several vases we use at the Inn here!).

While there’s plenty to see inside the studio and gallery, be sure to wander outside on the balcony to check out the river –it’s known for its large trout.

Mark of the Potter
9982 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville, GA
Open daily:
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., April – December
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., January – March

Plan a stay at Lucille’s and you’ll be in a perfect location to explore Clarkesville, Helen and all our other cool little mountain towns!