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    • Thu, January 26, 2017
    • Thu, March 30, 2017
    • World Forestry Center, Portland Oregon

    From the Earth  is an OPA member exhibit at The World Forestry Center which will show the connection between the potter and the earth.

    We as potters have a unique relationship to nature; the clay is dug from the ground, molded and reformed in our hands. Every surface treatment used was formed naturally and organically in nature.  We collect elements, calculate and measure each one individually. Our firing methods come from nature: the gas in the kiln, the wood fire, the salt, the soda… at every step we have gathered something natural, every combination creating a unique outcome. Even if we never leave our studios, we are still immersed in nature. 

    At the same time we find that art often mimics nature.  We may press a sea-shell into our work, or find that our plate looks a shell.  Our shapes and surfaces might remind us of mossy bark, a geode, the ocean.  We may be inspired to recreate a geode, a seed pod or a flower… nature is such inspiration!

     The World Forestry Center seeks artwork that demonstrates a distinct connection with nature, by using natural firing methods, surface treatment that represents or mimics natural landscapes, or otherwise displays and tells the story of potter and their relationship with the earth.

    Reception Party for OPA members and the public: Jan. 26, 4-6 pm at Merlo Hall

    Reception party:  The World Forestry Center will host a reception for all OPA members to say thank you for our exhibit. ALL OPA MEMBERS ARE INVITED to the reception party at the World Forestry Center.

    • Thu, March 09, 2017
    • Fri, March 31, 2017
    • Portland Area
    Please Be A Host during NCECA and Showcase!

    For all members of OPA who live in Portland, here is an opportunity to make a new friend and encourage members from the far reaches of Oregon to save money and make it easier NCECA to participate in NCECA and Ceramic Showcase. 

    If you are willing to share your home to out-of-town OPA members during NCECA March 22-25 and Showcase, register here to be a host.

    Jennifer Jasaitis 

    Please email jennifer.jasaitis@gmail.com if you have any questions.

    • Fri, April 21, 2017
    • Sun, April 23, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Oregon Convention Center, Portland Oregon

    Oregon Potters Association

    Ceramic Showcase 
    April 21, 22, 23,  2017

    Friday 10-7

    Saturday 10-5 

    Sunday 10-4

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