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OCAF is now looking for an individual to take on the important role of Gallery Director. If you are interested in learning about this part-time position please click HERE for the job description/application form. 

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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. 

PERSPECTIVES: PROSPECTUS

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

  


16th Annual Perspectives:

Georgia Pottery Invitational

August 31 - September 16, 2018 

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2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Perspectives Opening Gala Reception & Preview Sale

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 6 to 9 pm

$20 Admission

(no advance sales-purchase tickets at the event)

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 - including food and liquid refreshments

The opening Gala, Reception and Pottery Sale is a pottery collector's paradise with an extensive selection of hand-made functional pottery with over 7,000 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 will be provided by a Jazz group who perform a unique blend of Jazz standards featuring collective communication and soulful improvisation. 

Additionally, three significant exhibitions in 1902 OCAF Center will be open.

The Main Gallery will display an exhibit of 150 pots, titled “Participating Potters: 2018” 

In the Members Gallery, “A New Direction” pottery and sculpture from Jennifer Graff

In the Hall Gallery, “ Yes, it is clay” by Keok Lim. 

 


 

PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS AND SALES

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September 1 through September 16

including Labor Day

 Sunday - Thursday, 10am to 5pm daily

Fridays, 10am to 8pm

Free Admission  &  Free Parking

Buses Welcome

Click here to see a list of the 2018 Perspectives potters

Click here to see a slideshow of works by the 2017 potters


Main Gallery

"Participating Potters: 2018"

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An exhibit of 150 pots consisting of two of the best pots by each of the artists and one piece from their collection.  This annual exhibit is considered by many as the finest display of contemporary pottery in the southeast.


 

Members Gallery

"A New Direction"

Pottery and Sculpture by Jennifer Graff

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Jennifer Graff’s new figurative ceramic work studies the nuances communicated by human facial features, expressions and appearance choices. The works explore various forms including vessels, wall installations and sculptures. Color relationships and decisive marks give further clues to the individual figures represented.

 


 

Hall Gallery

"Yes, it is Clay" 

by Keok Lim 

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Keok was born in Singapore and worked as a dentist for twenty years before moving to Atlanta in 2001 with her family.  While always being very keen on the arts, Keok began making pottery and sculpture 10 years ago while homeschooling her autistic son and draws inspiration from nature and life experiences. Using clay and porcelain as media, Keok experiments with different techniques and unfolds my vision into a story.

 


 

Rocket Hall

Gigantic Pottery Sale - Thousands of Pots

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For twenty continuous days the old Watkinsville Gym, now called Rocket Hall, and 1902 OCAF Center will be rocking with more than 7,000 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 16th 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.


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Gallery Talks by Michael Pitts

Sundays, September 2, 9 and 16, Starting at 1pm

Main Gallery, 1902 Building, OCAF Art Center.

Free admission and open to the general public.

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

 

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Pottery Demonstrations by Participating Potters

Every Saturday, 1- 4 pm Rocket Hall Courtyard. 

Free admission, open to the general public.  Experienced potters will demonstrate wheel throwing and hand building techniques and be available to answer  questions.

Saturday, Sept. 1 – Geoff Pickett

Saturday, Sept  9 – Rob Sutherland

Saturday, Sept 15 – Austin Lindsey

 


 

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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 Southeast region. Showcasing the works of 50 Georgia potters the event features 3 exhibits as well as a sales venue offering over 7,000 pieces of original, hand-made pottery. Perspectives also offers workshops, demonstartions, and tours of local potters' studios. More information on 2018 Perspectives events available below.

 

Click Here

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

 

Click Here

to see a fantastic video of the festivities from years past.

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

 


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 & greeting throughout the event 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 volunteers will be able to shop and receive a 30% discount on all pottery in Rocket Hall. (Pottery in the OCAF Galleries will not be discounted).


Volunteer opportunities for Perspectives 2018 now available!

Click the button below to see available dates / times / jobs

and to SignUp!

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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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