21st ANNUAL POTTERY
Georgia Pottery Invitational
Aug. 25- Sept. 10, 2023
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF)
OCAF to Host 21st Annual Pottery Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational
Watkinsville, GA Forty-eight of the top potters from across Georgia will display their work during Pottery Perspectives 2023, a huge exhibition and sale on view in the Oconee Cultural Art Foundation’s (OCAF) 1902 building. The event opens with our Preview night on Friday, August 25 (see below) and continues from August 26 through September 10, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Pottery Perspectives 2023 is the 21st 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 Sandy Culp
On view in the Hall Gallery will be selections by Sandy Culp. Culp is a naturalist sculptor who loves to show the relationship between women and nature, sometimes surrealistically. Her forté is trompe l’oeil, and she finds it exhilarating to create a sculpture that not only “fools the eye” but may be surprisingly functional. Each piece, after endless research, is meticulously hand done using sculpting and carving techniques to be truly unique and individual even within a common theme of her repertoire.
Workshop: Inspirations: Texture, Form, and Function: Explorations in Wheel, Handbuilding, and Surface Decoration with Martha Cook
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 2023.
Submissions will be accepted for 2024 beginning August 1, 2023.
2023 Perspectives Artists
Jerry & Kathy Chappelle
Alicia Bailey David