Creativity On Display at Willows Pottery in Helen, GA

The North Georgia Mountains is known as a hotbed of talented artisans, and we’re lucky to have many examples of their fine work right here in our neck of the woods. Case in point: Willows Pottery.

A woman at a pottery wheel spinning a tall vase.Located in historic Sautee Nacoochee, just minutes from Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, Willows Pottery is a working studio that showcases handmade stoneware pottery created by Ben Dockins and Betsy Ledbetter. Ben is a native of Habersham, Georgia, an area famous for its folk pottery. Betsy is a transplant from South Carolina who studied with Mrs. Jessie Meaders, a well-known North Georgia potter. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch them working their wheels, making functional and decorative pieces, including dinnerware sets, mugs, and custom vessel sinks. A set of blue handmade stoneware dinnerware.The duo is also known for their custom dinnerware sets, each made to order, with unique designs and glazes. A bonus—all the stoneware is dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.

Though it began as a working studio, Willows Pottery today has expanded to include a gallery featuring the handmade creations of more than 20 local artisans and crafts people, most of whom live within an hour of the shop. Included in the selection are jewelry, baskets, wood works, photography, fiber arts, and soaps. The gallery also carries FairTrade Rivergrass Baskets and FairTrade jewelry.

Willows Pottery
7273 S. main Street, Helen, GA
Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Lucille’s is delighted to have such talented artists as our neighbors. Come for a visit to meet them—and enjoy a stay in one of the prettiest areas of the South!

Images courtesy of Willows Pottery.