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UPDATE: RED FLAME JUBILEE 

Postponed till 2021

We hope every Potter and Ceramic Artist in the area will be able to join us for a HUGE celebration then!


FIND YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS

If you were hoping to find a new treasure at Ceramic Showcase this year, you still can! Many of our artists sell their work online and need your support. Click the link above to  search for your favorite artist and their website using our Artist Directory. If you click their name, you can also find links to their social media accounts, images & descriptions of their work, and more.


CERAMIC SHOWCASE UPDATE
OPA has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The health and safety of our members and patrons is our top priority. Working to make well-informed decisions, we took a member vote on Sunday, March 15th and members voted overwhelmingly to cancel Ceramic Showcase 2020.

We were so looking forward to having this signature event that connects us to our patrons and the community beyond. We want to thank both members and patrons for your ongoing support and we hope to see you all again next year – April 30-May 2, 2021 – at the Oregon Convention Center in Hall D.


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Ceramic Showcase

Our premiere event located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. It's the Nation's largest ceramics show and sale, with over 180 clay artists participating in booths and our gallery space. 

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Are You Looking for a Ceramics Class?

Check out our Clay Educators Directory: Ceramic Instructors throughout Oregon and Southern Washington. Offering ceramics, clay sculpture, and pottery classes at private studios and organizations, K-12 public and private school, community colleges, colleges and universities.

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.



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Clayworks for Community

The OPA Clayworks for Community operates a booth at the Waterfront Blues Festival. Potters and ceramic students of all ages donate their art to be sold at the booth, benefitting the Portland Sunshine Division, which in turn provides food assistance to over 1200 families a month. The Waterfront Blues Festival is held every summer during the July 4th weekend at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland.

Clay in Ed

The OPA  "Clay in Education" program was created to provide clay instruction by professional potters in the community, and has grown to include clay making activities at Art and Maker Fairs, and to provide support in the form of scholarships for high school students excelling at ceramics. 

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OPA and MCAA 

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

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