The 12th Annual Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibition and Sale will be held April 22-30, 2017 Macon's beautiful Central City Park. The 2017 exhibit will feature 65 potters from Georgia and the Southeast. Fired Works began as a local pottery show and has grown to become the largest exhibit of functional and sculptural pottery in the state of Georgia. The nine-day exhibit and sale includes special events such as Clay Workshops for Children, Corks and Clay workshops for Adults, artist talks and more. A Special Preview Party will be held Friday, April 21 with live music, food, fun, and an exclusive chance to purchase work before the exhibit opens to the general public. The mission of Fired Works is help Southeastern ceramic artists and potters show and sell their work. Fired Works promotes the rich history of pottery in Georgia and its connection to the history of the Ocmulgee River Region. People have made pottery along the banks of the Ocmulgee River for thousands of years and local potters continue this tradition today. In fact, the oldest piece of stamped pottery ever found in North America was found at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon. Fired Works is a program of Macon Arts Alliance and is supported by numerous sponsors and community partners.