Clay Times Back Issues Vol. 21 Issue 99 - Winter/Spring 2015 - Page 31

10 T H A N N I V E R S A RY E V E N T A P R I L 11- 19, 2 015 Macon, Georgia: Still Makin’ it with Clay Flashback 2005: Macon, Georgia — Who would have thought that a homespun pottery sale organized by a small group of clay-focused friends would evolve into the largest pottery show in the state, just a decade later? With more than 6,000 pieces of pottery for sale by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast region this year, “Fired Works” is now Georgia’s largest annual show and sale of functional and sculptural pottery. The 10th Annual Fired Works Regional Exhibition and Sale takes place April 11-19, 2015 at the Round Building of Central City Park in Macon, Georgia, just 90 miles south of Atlanta. Sponsored by the Macon Arts Alliance, this unique production has gained popularity and momentum ever since its 2005 inception. As a result, the show just keeps getting bigger and expanding its offerings to meet the demand. What has been a week-long event in recent years kicks Pictured, clockwise from above: Entrance to the historic Native American mound at Ocmulgee National Monument; the Round Building at Macon’s City Central Park; downtown gallery of the Macon Arts Alliance. off with an additional three-day opening weekend experience this year, to celebrate the show’s successful journey to the 10-year landmark. First and foremost will be the Fired Works Preview Party, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Macon’s beautiful Round Building in historic Central City Park. The show and sale officially opens to the public on Saturday, April 11. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty with various interactive opportunities. Fired Works includes special events like clay workshops for children ages 5-12, workshops for teens, and continued on next page CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER / SPRING 2015 31 10 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y E V E N T A P R I L 11- 19 , 2 015 Macon, Georgia: Still Makin’ it with Clay Flashback 2005: Macon, Georgia — Who would have thought that a homespun pottery sale organized by a small group of clay-focused friends would evolve into the largest pottery show in the state, just a decade later? With more than 6,000 pieces of pottery for sale by 65 ceramic artists from Georgia and the Southeast region this year, “Fired Works” is now Georgia’s largest annual show and sale of functional and sculptural pottery. What has been a week-long event in recent years kicks Pictured, clockwise from above: Entrance to the historic Native American mound at Ocmulgee National Monument; the Round Building at Macon’s City Central Park; downtown gallery of the Macon Arts Alliance. off with an additional three-day opening weekend experience this year, to celebrate the show’s successful journey to the 10-year landmark. First and foremost will be the Fired Works Preview Party, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 10 at Macon’s beautiful Round Building in historic Central City Park. The show and sale officially opens to the public on Saturday, April 11. Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to get their hands dirty with various interactive opportunities. Fired Works includes special events like clay workshops for children ages 5-12, workshops for teens, and continued on next page CLAYTIMES·COM n WINTER / SPRING 2015 The 10th Annual Fired Works Regional Exhibition and Sale takes place April 11-19, 2015 at the Round Building of Central City Park in Macon, Georgia, just 90 miles south of Atlanta. Sponsored by the Macon Arts Alliance, this unique production has gained popularity and momentum ever since its 2005 inception. As a result, the show just keeps getting bigger and expanding its offerings to meet the dem ((((0