Pots & Passion: Hickory Flat Pottery in Clarkesville, GA

Cindy Angliss didn’t set out to be a potter. Having degrees in Child Psychology and Behavior Disorder, her path was more heady than working with her hands. But a class in clay at the Callenwolde Art Center in Atlanta changed all that. She fell in love with the craft, soon left teaching, and became a full-time potter. You can meet her and see her work at Hickory Flats Pottery Studio and Gallery in Clarkesville, Georgia.

Photo: Alex Jones/UnSplash

Photo: Alex Jones/UnSplash

Though she claims to be mostly self-taught, much of Angliss’ work reflects the delicate shapes and colors found in Chinese and Japanese watercolor, something she studied at one time. But she likes her beautiful pieces to be functional too, so all her pottery is lead-free; oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe.

Hickory Flats Pottery Studio and Gallery is located in a 112 year-old homestead on Georgia’s historic and scenic Highway 197, just outside of Clarkesville, about a 20-minute drive from Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa. Angliss works in the studio there with a resident potter, taking about two weeks to produce pots that are trimmed, dried, and bisque-fired in an electric kiln. The pots are then glazed, loaded back into the kiln, and fired to about 2350 degrees. You can view the finished work in the Gallery, which also showcases the products of more than 20 other artists—jewelry, glass, copper and metal art, and wood pieces.

Hickory Flats Pottery
13664 Highway 197 North, Clarkesville, GA
March 15 – December 21, 2016
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

January 1 – March 15, 2017
Monday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday, closed
Friday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kiln Openings: January 22-24, 2017

Plan a visit to Clarkesville to see Hickory Flats Pottery and you can stop by Hawg Wild BBQ & Catfish House for some of the tastiest barbecue around. Or grab some takeout and you enjoy dinner back here at the Inn. Call today to book a stay!