Potter Barry Gregg, a perennial favorite, offers quirky humor with his “Dogs Training.”

Potter Barry Gregg, a perennial favorite, offers quirky humor with his “Dogs Training.” 

The annual Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s pottery show, “Perspectives,” returned to its home in Watkinsville this year after missing 2020 due to COVID-19. This is one of the largest pottery events in the area, presenting the work of some of Georgia’s talented potters. The show completed its two-week run Sept. 12.

About 4,000 pieces by 50 potters were available to view and purchase. The creations were both utilitarian and decorative. The show was headlined by an exhibit by Aurora Alva, a potter based in Athens, Georgia. Using white and raku clays, Alva produces beautiful works that are both whimsical and functional, uniting her appreciation of architecture and nature.

 

 

Pottery with a purpose and beauty—these teapots are by Glenn Dair.

Pottery with a purpose and beauty—these teapots are by Glenn Dair. 

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Pure whimsy by John Roberts, Callanwolde, Atlanta.

Pure whimsy by John Roberts, Callanwolde, Atlanta.

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Aurora Alva’s work reflects her appreciation of architecture and nature.

Aurora Alva’s work reflects her appreciation of architecture and nature.

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Functional art by Matt Henderson, Clarkesville.

Functional art by Matt Henderson, Clarkesville.