Georgia Blizzard


Georgia was born in Saltville, Virginia, and lived in Chilhowie near Glade Springs. At the age of eight she began making dolls out of clay dug from a creek near her home. She continued to make objects in this medium which she would "burn" in a cinder block enclosed circle of fire. In the late 1950's she began to make objects for her daughter, Mary, to sell from a little shop on their property; pots with stories that have a deep meaning. Her hand-built pots are finely molded and detailed. Her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Art.