july online demonstrations!

Join us for some exciting online demonstrations! Recordings will be sent out to all registrants, so you can still sign up even if you can't attend the live demo!

You can view/purchase all our past online demonstrations here.

Seeking Clay Artists for Art in the Pearl!

OPA is looking for 5 volunteer clay artists to demonstrate their craft for the public during Art in the Pearl in September 2021. This is a wonderful opportunity to represent OPA and share your passion for clay, your excellent skills and creative vision. For further information and to apply, please contact Meg Turner at heartsongceramics@gmail.com.

Call for Clay Artists for

Fall 2021 Artist Residencies

OPA has received a grant from the Autzen Foundation to support 10 clay artist residencies in K-12 Title I schools in the Portland Area.

Would you like to demonstrate your awesome clay skills and share your passion for making with a class of students? Each residency lasts 40 hours - thats one week full time or several weeks part time. You will be required to take a short training, and submit a final report describing your work and experience with the students at the end. Artist stipend is $25/hr which equals $1000. For further info contact Miranda: secretary@oregonpotters.org

*Applications Due August 15th*


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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. 

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.

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. 



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

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