Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 29, 2018


Contact: Marie Cheek, Community Relations for Culture & Heritage Museums


803.818.6767 mcheek@chmuseums.org


“Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’” at Hightower Hall is all about pottery, live music and barbeque


McCONNELLS, S.C. – “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’” is for lovers of live music, barbeque and local hand-made pottery. Enjoy the day on the sweeping grounds of Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall with potters from all around the Carolina Piedmont. Traditional, contemporary and Catawba Indian potters showcase their original works of art while demonstrating techniques and selling their wares.


Take a tour of Hightower Hall, the grand Italianate-style villa at the northern entrance to Historic Brattonsville. Learn how pottery was used in historical food preservation as period dressed interpreters bustle about the 19th century kitchen. Sign up for the pottery giveaway. In addition to over 20 potters, “Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’” features crafters of baskets, jewelry and other handmade goods.


There’ll be music: Live music from pickers of the day includes Whippoorwill from 10 a.m. –noon, The Tell About It from noon -2 p.m., and Mike Scoggins from 2-4 p.m.


And, of course, barbeque: Purchase some real Carolina style BBQ from Red Oak food truck from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


“Piedmont Pottery and Pickin’” happens Sat., Sept. 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Historic Brattonsville’s Hightower Hall is located at 1036 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, S.C. 29726 ADMISSION: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $5, CHM members & ages 3 and under FREE For more information, go to www.chmuseums.org


About Hightower Hall: Hightower Hall was the home of John Simpson Bratton Jr. and his wife, Harriet Rainey Bratton. Completed around 1856, the house features a prominent three-story tower topped with wide bracketed eaves, which give it the look of an Italian country villa. The nearly square two-story floor plan opens with an impressive central hall flanked by two spacious rooms on each side and was built upon a high brick foundation providing a sub-ground floor.


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