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Since 1969
9982 Hwy 197 North
Clarkesville, GA  30523
(706) 947-3440
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Who wouldn't want to come to

Mark of the Potter?


Well, in case you haven't been here yet or maybe you have and need a little help, a link to our printable map is below along with some driving directions.

A special note for all those who got a GPS for Christmas or your birthday or well, you've just worked hard and treated yourself good...

...up here in the woods, between the hills of Habersham in the foothills of the northeast Georgia mountains, satellite reception can be spotty.  The maps or software or whatever magic is in those devices may also sometimes be a bit off.  Some people have ended up on the other side of the hill, another town, up or down the road or another road entirely.  Please relax, take a deep breath and give us a call.  Tell us where you are, which direction your are facing and we'll talk you in.  If you don't have one already it might be a good idea to print out this map just in case.

Cell service tends to be spotty in the hills too.  

Now here's our favorite map!

MotP Map thumb


Kinda hard to see that one though.  So just click on it and you'll get a better view you can print out and take with you on your journey to

Mark of the Potter or most anywhere else in this area.


A note about fuel... if you are getting low on gasoline or diesel fuel, you might consider fueling up some before coming to Mark of the Potter.  The nearest fuel sources are 8 miles north of us at Brooks Store and 10 miles south of us in Clarkesville.  Helen is about 12 miles away.




To get here from Atlanta
, take 85 North to 985 N.
Continue to 365 N toward Gainesville.
Go a long, long way!
Take the Clarkesville/Mt. Airy Exit and turn LEFT onto Hwy 197 N.
Go approximately 6 miles into downtown Clarkesville on Hwy 197 N/Historic Hwy 441 N.
Go through town and you will veer very sharply to the right after the third stop light.
Turn LEFT onto Scenic Hwy 197 North (Mr. T's gas station is on the corner).
Go exactly 10 miles up Hwy 197.  Mark of the Potter will be on your right!



To get here from Asheville, NC, take I-40 West toward Canton, NC/Knoxville, TN...
Bear to the left onto US-74 W at Exit 27 heading toward US-19/23 Clyde/Waynesville, NC
Take Exit 81, US-23/441 S toward Dillsboro/Franklin, NC and Atlanta, GA
When you get to Clayton, GA you can either continue on south to Clarkesville or turn right onto Hwy 76 toward Hiawassee.

If heading to Clarkesville, which takes you by Tullulah Gorge (a great place to see if you have the time), find Scenic Hwy 197 N just off the square in Clarkesville and floow it 10 miles north up to Mark of the Potter.  It seems like a longer drive so keep going.  You can't miss us!

If taking Hwy 76 W, which travels along some of the mountain ridges providing some great views, find Scenic Hwy 197 on the left about halfway to Hiawassee and head south.  Follow Scenic Hwy 197 down to Batesville and bear left at the stop sign.  Mark of the Potter is two miles south of Batesville.  If not in a hurry, there is an overlook just past Scenic Hwy 197 on the righ that looks back north into NC.  It might be a good place for a picnic!  Also, on the way down on Scenic Hwy 197, at the bottom of the mountain, is Moccasin Creek State Park and the fish hatchery on the left.  Another diversion if you have the time.  But remember, we close at 6pm through December and 5pm during the winter months.  Mark of the Potter is about 30-45 minutes more drive.

See y'all soon!

Here is a little plug for our neighbors at Glen-Ella Springs... Asheville to Atlanta is a Beautiful Drive


Working on more driving directions from Greenville/Spartanberg, S.C. and Chattanooga/Knoxville.  Now where did my notes go?

  In the mean time, call us!
706-947-3440




We are the oldest craft shop in the same location in Georgia.  For 47 years now we have endeavered to provide the best functional stoneware by our own potters and from some specially selected potters around the southeast and U.S.A.

Special thanks to all the friends, neighbors and visitors locally and from around the world.  Mark of the Potter would not be the same without you!

All of our pottery is food safe using only lead-free glazes and clays.  Microwave safe and most are oven safe too.  They can be washed in the dishwasher or as some customers prefer, hand washed. 




HomeGallery
Shop
Potters
Inside/
Outside
Wildlife
Critters
(not potters)

FAQ
About Us
History
Contact/
Feedback
Links
& Other
Attractions
Directions
Map