OPA Fall Fair is Returning to Cornell Farms

8212 SW Barnes Road, Portland

Friday - Sunday, September 29-30 & October 1st

Don Sprague Workshop

Fabulous Workshop for OPA and MHCC members, October 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm.  

Location:  the Ceramics Studio at Mount Hood Community College.

This will be a hands-on workshop for both wheel-throwers and hand-builders.  Don Sprague will lead us through projects that encourage altering, joining, and creating complex forms.  More info will be sent to attendees as time gets closer to the Workshop.  To make sure that everyone hears about the workshop and has an equal chance to attend, we will open registration on August 15th.  Hope you can join us!

Fundraiser for Hokkaido Exhibit!

For a limited time, we are selling specially designed Tote bags to raise money for the upcoming Hokkaido exhibition. These bags are durable and have multiple uses, get yours now

July 2023 Membership Meeting Slideshow

2023 High School Scholarship Winners and Honorable Mentions

Thanks to the sponsorship from Chown Hardware, the 2023 OPA High School Scholarship was able to award two $500 scholarships to winning applicants. The work submitted demonstrates outstanding ceramic technique, originality, artistic risk, and craftsmanship. 


12th Grade Olivia Greenburg's "Fading Coral" from Grant High School 

12th Grade Sofia Isaias-Day "La Mezcla del Simbolism" from Corvallis High School

Honorable Mentions- 

12th Grade Megan Nguyen's "From The Riverside" from Mountainside High School

11th Grade Ashley Wallwork "Hollow Woods" from Tigard High School

11th Grade Sophie Corey "Flidias" from Liberty High School

Donate to Support the Hokkaido Exhibition

OPA has been invited to participate in the Hokkaido Pottery Society's (HPS) 55th anniversary exhibition in Sapporo, Japan at the end of October, 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an international, high-level ceramics show.  Please learn more and donate on the Hokkaido Exhibition page.

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The OPA High School 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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