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Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational

Prospectus & Registration

There are two ways to submit your application to the Perspectives Selection Team:  

1) The preferred method is to register online by clicking on the button below; submit resume, contact information and images online.

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2) Apply via US mail and submit a CD and resume by following the Prospectus (click on below) and submit according the instructions stated therein.

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Thank you for Applying to Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational; Your application will be confirmed by a member of the Selection Team

 

Watch this site for more info on our 2014

12th Annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational

August 29 - September 17, 2014


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Our 11th Annual Perspectives Pottery Invitational was a great success! See below for some of the highlights of the event .

 

Click here to see a list of the fifty 2013 Georgia Potters!




                                                                                                                       

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.

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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


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Pottery collectors enjoy the available pottery in the OCAF Main Gallery

Main Gallery

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.

 

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Members Gallery

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.

 

Gallery Talks  

Michael Pitts, a well-known Georgia potter with more that 35 years experience, lead these talks covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, firing techniques and general information about various pieces in the exhibits.     

 


EVENT SCHEDULE


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Colossal Pottery Sale 

Aug 31 through Sept 18, 10 am – 5 pm

For 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.   


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Pottery Workshop

Attention to Detail: A workshop
Instructor: Tom Turner
 

Tom Turner, with 45 years experience as a potter, conducted the two day demonstration workshop where he threw, trimmed & decorated various shapes of porcelain pots. The workshop was a great success! Next year's Perspectives Pottery Workshop is now being planned and is sure to be just as informative and fun. 

Self-Guided Studio Tours - Watkinsville – Farmington Area Potters 

The 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.




Thank You to all the volunteers of this and every year's

Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational! 

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For all other information please call the OCAF offices at 706-769-4565 Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.


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Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an OCAF event.