Watch this site for more info on our 2014
12th Annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational
August 29 - September 17, 2014
Our 11th Annual Perspectives Pottery Invitational was a great success! See below for some of the highlights of the event .
CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW SLIDESHOW OF 5O GEORGIA POTTERS
The yearly Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale is a pottery collector's paradise with an extensive selection of hand-made functional pottery with over 5,000 pots to view and choose from in the Rocket Hall Sales Gallery.
to see a fantastic video of the 2013 festivities.
Video by Ken Krakow, kenkrakow.com / Music by Squat
Video of the 2012 Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale
Video provided by George Rodriguez of Paradise Media / Music by The Georgia Mudcats
Three Pottery Exhibitions
Participating Potters: This annual exhibit, featuring the best works of each of the 50 Georgia potters and a very special piece selected from their private collections; this annual exhibit is considered by many as the finest display of contemporary pottery in the southeast.
Made in Japan: Curated by Rick Berman, include approximately 30 pots from kilns in Japan. Living National Treasures Shoji Hamada and Tatsuzo Shimaoka will be shown. Kumano Kuroemon and several other potters from Echizen, examples from the kilns of Shino and Oribe, Bizen, Tamba, Onda, and many other pots from anonymous Japanese potters from private and museum collections will be included. Several large photographs of Japanese potters, kilns, pots, Zen Gardens, and a very thorough explanation of the Mingei Tradition will be shown on the walls of the gallery.
Colossal Pottery Sale
Aug 31 through Sept 18, 10 am – 5 pmFor twenty continuous days the old Watkinsville Gym, now called Rocket Hall and the 1902 OCAF Center was rocking with more than 5,000 pieces of original hand-made pottery produced by 50 of Georgia’s finest potters. Most of the participating potters had an average of 100 pots on display. This annual premium sale of contemporary functional and decorative pottery is the largest of its kind in the Southeast.
Attention to Detail: A workshop
Self-Guided Studio Tours - Watkinsville – Farmington Area PottersThe 2013 participating Potters included Alice Woodruff, Isabell Daniel, Goeff Picket, Jeff Bishoff, and Nancy Green.
Pottery Demo's by Perspectives' Potters
The 2013 participating Potters included Vernon Smith, Chris Kelly, and Jennifer Graff.
For all other information please call the OCAF offices at 706-769-4565 Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an OCAF event.