Keaton Wynn, a professor of art at Georgia Southwestern University, will come to Historic Westville in March to fire the living history museum's groundhog kiln.
A groundhog kiln is a distinctive type of pottery kiln particular to the American South. It usually is a long, low rectangle, with a deep firebox at one end and a wide chimney at the other. Groundhog kilns are often buried against a hillside or in the ground, hence their name.
Wynn will be at Westville with some of his students preparing the kiln on Thursday, March 1st. Firing will begin on Friday, March 2nd and continue through Saturday, March 3.
Westville is a living history museum just outside in Lumpkin depicting life in the 1850s. It is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adutls, $8 for seniors, military and college students, $5 for school children in grades kindergarten through 12th and free for pre-kindergarteners.
For more information, visit Westville's website.