Join us for the 39th Annual Ceramic Showcase! We are excited to announce that 2022 brings us back to the Oregon Convention Center,  in partnership with the Gathering of the Guilds. 

All OPA 2022 members on the membership list by December 31st, 2021 are eligible to apply for a booth in 2022 Ceramic Showcase.  If you allowed your membership to lapse, you must contact Dawn Panttaja, Ceramic Showcase Chair, and she will discuss your options.

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*Application for participation is due February 14th.

East Creek Anagama 

January Reduction Firing

Join the East Creek Anagama firing crew in firing your pots for 5 days and nights in Willamina, OR. Each firing will be led by experienced wood fire-ers and provide the opportunity to learn, connect, and serve your inner pyro. Sign up for your chance to participate in a January reduction firing!

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Focus on Diversity - Exhibition

Focus On Diversity is a curated group exhibition highlighting the  stylistically diverse work of eight accomplished Oregon ceramic artists of color.

Focus on Diversity

Exhibiting Artists

Kimberly Ota

Dwayne Sackey

Veronica Arquilevich Guzmán

John Hasagawa

Linda Dalal Sawaya

Lily Liu

Tea Thanhbinh Duong

Anshula Tayal

The exhibition is at the Governor’s Mansion in Salem, OR and will be on display for an entire year. October 8th 2021- 2022

Visitors will be provided with a curators statement that introduces and describes the show and the artist’s work.

We look forward to scheduling celebratory events when COVID protocols allow.

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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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