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Ceramic Showcase

Our  premiere event located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland during the first weekend of May. It's the Nation's largest ceramics show, with over 140 clay artists participating in booths and our gallery space. 


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Are You Looking for a Ceramics Class?

Check our Clay Educators Directory to find the right instructor for you. Private studio classes or Area Organizations and Institutions.

OPA Scholarships

The OPA scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington and will award $1000 to a student who shows creative and technical excellence in the field of ceramics. 

Applications are due in March.

Empty Bowls

Oregon Potters Association coordinates an annual fund-raiser at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival to benefit Oregon Food Bank. OPA collects hundreds of pottery donations of all types, sizes and shapes throughout the year. OPA members then sell the donated pottery at the Empty Bowls booth, near the main gate, at the Waterfront Blues Festival. More Info...

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Read about the relationship between the OPA and MCAA (Mashiko Ceramics and Arts Association) in Japan.


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