Georgia Pottery Invitational

Aug. 27 – Sept. 11, 2022

Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)
Watkinsville, GA


Lora Rust Dragon Pitcher

Lora Rust, Dragon Pitcher

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OCAF to Host 20th Annual Pottery Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational

Watkinsville, GA Fifty of the top potters from across Georgia will display their work during Pottery Perspectives 2022, a huge exhibition and sale on view in the Oconee Cultural Art Foundation’s (OCAF) 1902 building from August 27 through September 11, 2022. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Pottery Perspectives 2022 is the 20th annual event that has lured collectors, art patrons and hundreds of others who simply love beautiful functional pottery.

Upwards of 4,000 pieces of pottery created by some of the most gifted ceramic artists in Georgia will be for sale.

Selections by Krista Grecco

On view in the Hall Gallery will be selections by Krista Grecco. Krista Grecco is a figurative sculptor working in porcelain. Her work has been published in American Craft, Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics: TECHNICALCAL, New Ceramics, and Ceramics Monthly.

“Pushing the Surface of Clay” Workshop

On Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, well-known potter Lora Rust will provide a hands-on workshop entitled “Pushing the Surface of Clay.” In the workshop, Lora will share her unique process of “pushing the clay” with her personally designed tools, in addition to sharing her growing expertise in surface design, glazing and various firing methods, particularly soda firing. The workshop is $175 for OCAF members, and $225 for non-members.


Preview Night

OCAF will host a Preview Night for the event on Friday, August 26, from 5 until 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person at the door. During this event, shoppers will have the first opportunity to make their purchases before the sale is open to the public.

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed for the event, and volunteers who work at least 10 hours will receive a discount on the items at the end of the exhibition.

More Information

For more information, visit the organization’s web site at www.ocaf.com or call 706-769-4565. The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation is located at 34 School Street in Watkinsville, Georgia.

Attention Teachers!

Field Trips are available. Please call the OCAF office at (706) 769-4565 to make an appointment. (Note: Backpacks are not allowed in the galleries.)


The Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. (OCAF) promotes cultural arts and artists and provides art education to the citizens of Oconee County and the northeast Georgia area. Established in 1994 to enrich lives and help build a vibrant community through the arts, OCAF maintains a vision to inspire creativity, learning, and personal growth through visual arts exhibitions, art education, cultural events, and community collaborations. OCAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity.


Potter Submissions are closed for 2022.

Submissions are being accepted for 2023 through January 31, 2023. Submit below.

Apply Here for 2023 Perpsectives

2022 Perspectives Artists

Deborah Adornato
Aurora Alva
Cindy Angliss
Meredith Bradley
Lori Breedlove
Jerry & Kathy Chappelle
Martha Cook
Triny Cline
Sandy Culp
Glenn Dair
Alicia Bailey David
Marise Fransolino
Kathryne Gould
Jennifer Graff
Juana Gnecco
Krista Grecco
Nancy Green
Barry Gregg
Matt Henderson
Sheryl Holstein
LaRanda Hutchins
Shawn Ireland
Roger Jamison
Tammy Josephson
Kathy R. King
Michael Klapthor
William Langford
Nancy Mehrpad
David Morgan
Kathy Murphy
Yesha Panchal
Margaret Patterson
Kathy Phelps
Geoff Pickett
Sarah Piper
Adrina Richard
John Roberts
Lora Rust
Jim Sandefur
DeWitt Smith
Andrea Stocker
Rebekah Strickland
Rob Sutherland
Douglas Tobin
Zuzka Vaclavik
Tripti Yoganathan
Minsoo Yuh
Lauren Zeichner