WHAT'S NEW


With the world in a socially distanced state, the Oregon Potters Association is proactively taking steps to adapt while keeping an eye on 2021 and beyond. This September OPA will be continuing our Online Demonstration Project. We'll have four OPA Members facilitating a demonstration of their ceramic practice. We are excited to continue this project and hope you find these curated sessions both educational and enriching.

The Zoom Demonstration will be recorded and sent out to all registrants if you want to attend but have a scheduling conflict during the live demonstration.


EAST CREEK ANAGAMA: NOVEMBER FIRING 

Offering 1 & 2 CF slots for OPA members. Loading day is 11/7. Click here to sign up!



PRE-RECORDED WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

If you missed our online demonstrations in August, you can now purchase the video recordings! More online classes will be added over time.


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.


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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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