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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

12th Annual Perspectives:

Georgia Pottery Invitational

August 29 - September 17, 2014


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OCAF's Annual PERSPECTIVES 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 5000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery. PERSPECTIVES also offers workshops, demonstartions, and tours of local potters' studios. For more information on this year's PERSPECTIVES read more below.

Click here to see a list of the fifty 2014 Georgia Potters!


 

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 on Wednesday, September 17. 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.

 

Please click the button below to see, and sign up for, the many volunteer opportunities available. Your help will be greatly appreciated. 

 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale

Our yearly Gala and Preview Sale is a pottery collector's paradise with an extensive selection of hand-made functional pottery to view and choose from in the Rocket Hall Sales Gallery.

August 29, 2014, 6 - 9 pm, $10 Admission

“Meet and mingle" with this year’s participating potters while enjoying a wide assortment of tasty finger foods and liquid refreshments under the tents adjacent to the 1902 Building. Music on the outdoor stage will be provided by Solstice Sisters, known not only for their lovely three part harmonies but also for their spontaneous and energetic live shows.  These three lively women harmonize old time country ballads, traditional folk and 40's styled swing. 

The Gala Reception and Preview Sales are open to the general public for a $10 admission fee. Ample free parking is available.

 

OCAF Art Center & Rocket Hall (old Watkinsville Gym),

34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

 

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to see a fantastic video of the 2013 festivities.

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

 


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Colossal Pottery Sale 

Aug 30 through Sept 17, 10 am - 5 pm daily including Labor Day

For twenty continuous days the old Watkinsville Gym, now called Rocket Hall, and the 1902 OCAF Center will rock 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 annual premium sale of contemporary functional and decorative pottery is the largest of its kind in the Southeast.   


 

Three Pottery Exhibitions


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Pottery collectors enjoy the available pottery in the OCAF Main Gallery

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"Participating Potters: 2014" features two of the best works by each of the 50 Georgia potters and a very special piece selected from their private collection. This annual exhibit is considered by many as the finest display of contemporary pottery in the southeast.

  

Members' Gallery

 “Trifecta Clay Perfecta” is an outstanding exhibit showcasing the pottery of Ron Meyers, Ted Saupe and Sun Koo Yuh.

Ron Meyers is one of the most influential artists and educators living in America today. He's helped revitalize the American studio pottery, has brought about new sculptural approaches and has singularly influenced several generations of young artists.  

Ted Saupe’s work is always autobiographical whether working figuratively or architecturally, or even when making vessels. It is always about history and/or age, and always tells a story, a personal narrative.

The ceramic sculpture of SunKoo Yuh, who was born in South Korea in 1960 and immigrated to the United States in 1988, is composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, fish, and human figures.


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“Music of Clay” features the clay ocarinas of David Chrzan.  David's ocarinas are whimsical handmade earthenware musical wind instruments. They are hand decorated with oxides, commercial underglazes, and clear or textured glazes. Each ocarina plays nine notes.

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Gallery Talks 

by Michael Pitts

Expand your pottery proficiency in a gallery talk through both exhibition galleries. Michael Pitts, a well-known Georgia potter with more that 35 years experience, will lead these talks covering pottery styles, clays, glazes, firing techniques and general information about various pieces in the exhibit.

 

Sunday, Aug 31 and Sept 14, Starting at 1pm

Main Gallery, 1902 Building, OCAF Art Center, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Free admission and open to the general public

     


Pottery Workshop

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Registration re-opened!

Don't miss out!

Register now for one of the limited number of new spaces open in the Living, Laughing & Speaking in Clay Workshop.

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 Click Here To register for the Perspectives 2014 Pottery Workshop

 

 


Self-Guided Studio Tours

The 2014 participating Potters are:

Juana Gnecco

 410 King Ave. Athens, GA

706-549-7007

 

Happy Valley Pottery

1210 Carson Graves Rd. Watkinsville, GA 

706-310-0985.


Potters' studios will be open Sunday, Sept 14, 1 – 5 pm. Free admission, open to the general public

Maps will be available in the Hall Sales Gallery during the Exhibition and Sale.



Pottery Demo's by Perspectives' Potters 

Every Saturday, 1- 4 pm

Rocket Hall Courtyard, OCAF Art Center, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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, Aug 30 – Rick Berman – Throwing - Atlanta

Saturday, Sept 6 –  Marise Fransolino – Throwing and Altering - Atlanta

Saturday, Sept 13 – Maria Dondero – Surface design - Athens

 


 

Our 2013 Perspectives Pottery Invitational was a great success! See the slideshow below for some of the pottery pieces offered by our 50 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.