Nov. 7 Meeting Program

November Program: How Did They Do That?

When you see new and interesting surface treatments on ceramic work, do you ask “how did they do that?” You’ll find some answers during the Presentation at the November 7 OPA General Meeting.

The program will be an exciting panel of four OPA artists who have two things in common: A strong commitment to excellence in their work, and a unique approach to SURFACE TREATMENT.

Charles Gluskoter – Dry, desert-cracked surfaces (See image at right.)

Donna Cole – Crystalline glazes and geode effects

Jim Koudelka – Diverse surfaces, including multi- layering slips and glazes for the soda-kiln

Pamela Yocum – Impressed textures and sprigging

Join Us! Come gain a window into their processes, tools, and techniques. Learn tips that can help you to create dramatic and wildly different surfaces to enhance your forms. Be inspired to start your own experimentation and people will ask you, “how did you do that?”

Everyone is welcome to general meetings.

Location: Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.  General Meeting starts at 6:30. “How Did They Do That” program starts at 7:30


The 2015 Membership and Ceramic Showcase Application is Here!

Have you thought about having a booth and selling pottery?  Ceramic Showcase, presented by the Oregon Potters Association, is the largest of its kind with 200+ participating ceramic artists.

The Ceramic Showcase application is here, included with the 2015 OPA membership application.  You must be a member of OPA to participate in Ceramic Showcase, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 15.

Apply today!

2015 Membership and Ceramic Showcase Packet

From Form Workshop with Stephen Mickey & Rhue Bruggeman

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View the postcard PDF From Form

A two-day workshop with Stephen Mickey & Rhue Bruggeman
Mt. Hood Community College

Acclaimed artists Stephen Mickey & Rhue Bruggeman, lead a weekend workshop on pottery form: planning the design, shape & structure vs. material, form vs. function and the essence of the “thing.” Stephen and Rhue will make pots, show current & past work and lead discussions.

All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase & install a metal canopy to protect our beloved Nanagama kiln at MHCC, shown above and interests are welcome. Space is limited, early registration advised.

Workshop Fees: Students: $35 OPA Members: $45