An exhibit featuring photographs of traditional Sand Mountain pottery is on display in the President's Exhibit Hall in the Pendley Administration Building at Northeast Alabama Community College. The photographs were made of pottery displayed at an exhibit at the college in 2015. Interpretive brochures of the history and art of Sand Mountain pottery are available at the exhibit.
NACC Archivist Blake Wilhelm, in discussing the exhibit, notes that “art collectors and scholars around the world covet the pieces today for their quality and aesthetic beauty.” Wilhelm, in the interpretive materials that are available, identifies the locations where the pottery was produced, as well as the families that were involved in the tradition. Materials also describe the history of pottery making in the South. The photography exhibit was produced by NACC Executive Assistant Brenda Stringer, and the photographs were made by Wayne Murphree.
Dr. David Campbell, NACC President, stated: “We consider that it is a part of the mission of the college to present and preserve the rich heritage of our area. We can take great pride in the creation and production of this pottery. The pottery was certainly both functional and artistic.” The exhibit is available for viewing during the college’s hours of operation.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Wilhelm at 256-638-4418 or 256-228-6001, ext. 2288, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. His office is 205 upstairs in the Library.
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