Fired Works 2023: Fantastical Pottery at Fair Prices


Barry Gregg is from Decatur, Georgia and much of his pottery contains expressive and joy inducing dogs and other animals (Photographer Nate Weeks)

Every year that I go to the Macon Arts Alliance's Fired Works ceramic exhibition and sale, I find myself amazed at how many aesthetically pleasing things skilled potters can do with clay. 

Glenn Dair created many intriguing and stylish pieces for this year's Fired Works (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The pottery itself often leads me to imagine the time and intense effort making such intricate works of art took (and I usually also think I would have charged a higher price if I had made them).

The pottery of Barry Gregg included many quotes along with adorable dog pottery (including one with the quote "Bark Less, Wag More", which I sorely wish my dogs would take to heart) (Photographer Nate Weeks)

According to the Macon Arts Alliance, Fired Works is the largest exhibition of functional pottery in Georgia. 

Fired Works will be open from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. every day (since its official opening last Friday) through Saturday, April 22nd in the Round House located in Carolyn Crayton Park (aka Central City Park).

Fired Works includes live demonstrations, interactive activities, and talks from featured artists/potters (like Alicia Bailey David's talk during's Saturday's event) (Photographer Nate Weeks)

The photographs below represent just some of the skillfully made pottery that was on display at the 2023 Fired Works from the Macon Arts Alliance.

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More playful pottery created by Barry Gregg (Photographer Nate Weeks)
There is so much pottery that it really takes time to really examine all the many pieces on exhibit (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Andrea Faye (Boswell) was the expert potter who crafted this horse from clay (Photographer Nate Weeks)
There are many different types of expertly crafted pottery you can buy at Fired Works (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Many of the displays showed that whoever set them up has a great eye for aesthetics (Photographer Nate Weeks)
Artist/Potter Alicia Bailey David brought many impressively creative and lively pieces for Fired Works this year (Photographer Nate Weeks)
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