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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. 

PERSPECTIVES: PROSPECTUS

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

  

 

 

14th Annual Perspectives:

Georgia Pottery Invitational

Save the Dates!

August 26 - September 14, 2016

 

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PERSPECTIVES is once again listed in the Top 20 Events©

by Southeast Tourism Society

 

OCAF's Annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational pottery event is one of the premier and largest pottery events in the region. Showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters the event features 3 exhibits as well as a sales venue offering over 6000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery. Perspectives also offers workshops, demonstartions, and tours of local potters' studios. More information on 2016 Perspectives events available below.

Click here to see a list of the 2015 Perspectives potters!

 


 

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2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6 to 9 pm

$20 Admission, free parking 

 1902 OCAF Center & Rocket Hall (old Watkinsville Gym)
34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA  30677
Admission entitles you to purchase pottery before the show opens to the public.

The opening Gala, Reception and Pottery 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. "Meet and mingle" with this year's participating potters while enjoying a wide assortment of tasty catered foods and liquid refreshments under the tents adjacent to the 1902 Building. Music on the outdoor stage will be provided by Period Six, who perform a unique blend of Jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation. Chris Costigan (Tenor Sax), David Brown (Guitar), Griffin Dangler (Bass), and Austin Agar (Drums) combine to bring out the best in themselves and their audience. 

Additionally, three significant exhibitions in 1902 OCAF Center will also be open. The Main Gallery will feature the best works of each of the 50 Georgia potters, titled "PARTICIPATING POTTERS: 2016"The Members' Gallery will hold the "AMERICAN CERAMIC MASTERS" exhibit. Curated by Rick Berman, the exhibit will include works by some of pottery's greatest artists. The Hall Gallery will display works by Michael Klapthor. Titled "ATOMIC CLAY", the exhibit will feature Michael's 1950's Sci-Fi inspired clay robots. All pottery in 1902 OCAF Center will also be for sale unless otherwise marked.


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to see Paul Milliken, Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta at Perspectives 2015

 

Click Here

to see a fantastic video of the 2013 festivities.

Video by Ken Krakow, kenkrakow.com / Music by Squat

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August 26 through September 14, 10am - 5pm daily

including Sundays and Labor Day 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SALES

1902 OCAF Center & Rocket Hall
34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA  30677
Free admission and open to the general public.
Buses welcome.

Main Gallery

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"Participating Potters: 2016"

This annual exhibit and sale, featurng the best works of each of the 50 Georgia potters, is considered by many as the finest display of contemporary pottery in the Southeast.

Members' Gallery

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"AMERICAN CERAMIC MASTERS"

Curated by Rick Berman

Exhibit will showcase the pottery of some of the greats: Peter Voulkos, Val Cushing, Paul Soldner, Jack Earl, Kirk Mangus, Warren McKenzie, Karen Karnes, Don Reitz, Toshiko Takeazu, Jun Kaneko, Wayne Higby, Steven DeStabler, Ken Ferguson, Edward Eberle, David Shaner, John Click, Richard Devore, and Robert Turner.

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"ATOMIC CLAY"   

Clay Robots by Michael Klapthor

Even though pottery is one of the greatest art forms, there are ways to modify and generate something novel. Michael uses altered forms from the pottery wheel as his sole building material to construct sculptures that have a 1950's science fiction aesthetic.

 

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Rocket Hall

Gigantic Pottery Sale - Thousands of Pots 

For twenty continuous days the old Watkinsville Gym, now called Rocket Hall, and 1902 OCAF Center will be 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 will have an average of 100 pots on display. This 13th annual premium sale of contemporary functional and decorative pottery is the largest of its kind in the Southeast.    


 

OTHER HAPPENINGS

In addition to the Exhibits & Pottery Sale, Perspectives will hold gallery talks, pottery demonstrations, and a pottery workshop during the 20 day event.


Gallery Talks by Michael Pitts

Sundays, September 3 and 10, Starting at 1pm
Main Gallery, 1902 OCAF Center
Free admission & open to the general public

Expand your pottery proficiency in a gallery talk through the exhibition galleries. Michael Pitts, a well-known Georgia potter, will lead these talks covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, firing techniques and general information about various pieces in the exhibit.

 

Pottery Demonstrations by Participating Potters

Every Saturday, 1pm to 4pm
Rocket Hall Courtyard
Free admission & open to the general public

Over the three hour period these experienced potters will demonstrate wheel throwing and hand building techniques and be available to answer your questions.

  • Saturday, August 27: Kris Kelly - Demorest
  • Saturday, September 3: Will Langford - Danielsville
  • Saturday, September 12: Jenn Graff - Athens

 

Perspectives Pottery Workshop with Kevin Snipes

Saturday, August 27 & Sunday, August 28
10am to 5pm
 School Street Studios building

 

"FORM AND SURFACE"

Kevin Snipe's artwork is a combination of atypical pottery formss and quirky figurative drawings. His pieces are influenced by an array of traditional and nontraditional art forms, inclucing street art, architecture, contemporary paintign, the avid love of art history and even children's drawings. His work has an underlying sophistication, which is base in existentialist thought.

Workshop will be hands on with students making forms from slabs and decorating with under glazes. Kevin will also be demonstrating Sgraffito and Mishima techniques as well as painting with underglazes.  

More information coming soon!

 

Registration Fee:  $165.00 which includes lunch each day.

Register will open soon and will be available online, by phone at 706-769-4565, or at our office at 34 School Street in Watkinsville. Cash, check, VISA/MASTERCARD/DISCOVER credit cards accepted.

 


Volunteering with PERSPECTIVES  

PERSPECTIVES would not be possible without all the wonderful volunteers who make it happen. Volunteers help with everything from pre-event preparation to cashiering on the last day of the sale to post-event wrap-up. And they have a wonderful time doing it! Ask anyone who has volunteered in the past.  

As a valuable added bonus, volunteers will be treated to an Appreciation Reception in Rocket Hall the evening the event closes. During the reception, dinner will be served and all volunteers will be able to shop and receive a 30% discount on all pottery in Rocket Hall.

Volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Perspectives will be available at a later date!

Volunteer scheduling done through VolunteerSpot.


 

See the slideshow below for some of the pottery pieces offered by our 2013 fifty Georgia potters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



Video of the 2012 Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale

Video provided by George Rodriguez of Paradise Media / Music by The Georgia Mudcats

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 





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.