Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF) in Watkinsville presents Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, the longest running all-pottery event in the state, from Aug. 28 to Sept. 12.
The award-winning event showcases the works of 50 respected Georgia potters, exemplifies the finest pottery being produced in the state today, and will be the largest show of its kind in the south as it features approximately 4,000 pieces of contemporary functional and decorative pottery for sale. It has earned the distinction as a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for six years.
In addition to the pottery sale, Perspectives will host a pottery exhibit, Aurora’s Flora And Fauna, in its Hall Gallery:
Aurora Alva studied Architecture in Mexico City. Her work in pottery reflects her love for architecture, art and nature. Surface decoration, beautiful forms and functionality are very important to her. Her work continues to evolve. Currently she uses white and raku clays. She uses a variety of methods such as wheel throwing, altering and marking techniques, layered underglazes, slip transfer and intricate application of glazing that brings unity to the finished piece.
The Pottery Sale is Aug. 28 through Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, including Sundays and Labor Day. Admission and parking are free, tour buses are welcome. This year’s event will be held entirely in the 1902 OCAF Center located at 34 School Street, Watkinsville.
This year, during the event, there will also be a limited number of pottery items for sale on our web site.
Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an annual event organized by OCAF volunteers with a mission to recognize and promote quality utilitarian pottery produced by respected Georgia potters and promote pottery as a craft and art form.
For more information, visit www.ocaf.com.