Hopi ashtray. This ashtray was made on the Hopi reservation for the pre-1960s tourist trade. Authentic glazing patterns reflect southwestern Indian cultural traditions.
Saturday evening, October 22, 2011
Terrapin Brewery, 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens (map below)
Blue microcrystalline vase. This photograph doesn’t do justice to the beautiful crystal blooms in the glaze of this pot. The finish is the result of controlled lowering of the kiln temperature which causes the zinc oxide in the glaze to produce crystal-like flowers unique to each vessel. Made at the Uwharrie Crystalline Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina.
Pre-Auction Activities begin at 6:30. This includes brewery tours, beer tasting, tours of the Society’s ArchaeoBus, live music, silent auction bidding, and socializing.
Live auction begins at 8 pm (when silent auction closes).
Colonel Wilbur C. Mull, Georgia Hall of Fame Auctioneer
Entry is free. Guests who wish to partake of the beer tasting can purchase a glass for $10 which entitles them to tickets for 32 ounces of beer.
Horsehair-glazed pot. The amazing marble appearance of this pot was achieved by applying individual strands of horsehair while the pot was fired at approximately 1600 degrees. Made by potters David and Deborah Garner at the Turn & Burn Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina.
Cool auction stuff!
We offer two kinds of items for both the live and the silent auctions:
1) Ethnic Objects from Around the World (no archaeological artifacts, of course), and
2) Outdoor Adventure items.
The Society for Georgia Archaeology is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. All auction proceeds fund its educational outreach for preservation.