Lake Burton, Georgia Shopping
Kim Padula as a toddler showed signs of a wild creative flare. From Play-doh to fabrics she made her first full sized quilt at age 12. Her natural eye for color, and her risk tolerance for pushing the boundaries of design and application, landed her a full scholarship for Art at Juniata College in central Pennsylvania. Upon graduating she has begun her career as a studio artist with specialties in fabric, clay, and paper mediums. Her current work is a modern approach to the ancient fundamentals of marbling. Kim started her own business, No One Alike, in her hometown, Columbia, South Carolina, and has since traveled the Eastern United States exhibiting and selling her work and her Father's. Her studio and gallery are now located in Clarkesville, Georgia.
Bill Padula began his fondness for working with wood in his twenties. His self taught talents evolved from hobbyist to full time cabinet maker at one point. Today he has expanded and honed his craft beyond cabinets and furniture to include turning projects. Currently his interests are kitchen products. He is striving to combine everyday usefulness with artful expression.
Hickory Flats Pottery
13664 GA-197 Clarkesville, GA 30523 (706) 947-0030
When you visit, you will see myself or my resident potter creating pots daily. We produce decorative functional stoneware that is oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe and meant to be used.Hickory Flat Pottery is located in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains, close to Lake Burton and Helen, on Georgia’s Historic Scenic Highway 197. The Pottery Studio and Gallery are housed in the historic 112 year old Wikle homestead. It has a history and personality all its own as do I, and chances are if you come back again and again you will find out about both. In the Gallery connected to the pottery studio, you will find the work of over 20 other artists including pottery, jewelry, glass, copper and metal art, fiber and wood.My pottery is lead-free, oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
Always place room temperature foods in your pots before placing pottery in a cold oven. Raise oven temperature gradually to not more than 400 degrees. Never place a hot pot on a cold counter. Care should be taken with large platters, which are more susceptible to thermal shock. With care, your pottery should last a lifetime. Enjoy!
Burton Gallery & Emporium
150 Burton Dam Rd Clarkesville, GA 30523 (706) 947-1351
“One of the best galleries in the State.” – Southern Living Magazine
A northeast Georgia tradition of fine art and craft …paintings, pottery, wood, jewelry, folk pottery, and other handmade work by local artists, Burton Gallery is just 14 miles east of Helen, 16 miles north of the square in Clarkesville, and less than a two hour drive from Atlanta or Asheville. Don’t let the word gallery fool you – the last thing you will find when entering Burton Gallery is an antiseptic gallery atmosphere. Marlene Eck strives to create a warm, inviting place to stop in after a day of enjoying the lake or the Highway 197 scenic drive. Burton Gallery welcomes you to browse through the shop, enjoy the Koi pond where children can feed the fish, or sit on the trellised bench and enjoy the babble of the pond’s waterfall. Customers feel free to stroll in the casual environment as Marlene and her staff share the stories behind the work, and motivation behind some of the area’s most creative residents.
TB & J's Bottle Shop
7885 Hwy. 197 Clarkesville, Georgia (706) 947-3250
TB&J's Bottle Shop in Clarksville, GA is located just minutes from Hiawassee and Clayton, GA local to the Moccassin State Park and carries a selection of Craft Beers, Wines and Camping and Fishing supplies.
Brook's Li'l General Store
15838 GA-197 Clarkesville, GA 30523 (706) 947-3773
Brook's Li'L General Store has beer, wine, sodas and other beverages. We also carry household needs, food and gasoline.