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CERAMICS NORTHWEST

This storefront will showcase over 40 of our members unique ceramic works.

Come find new works to add to your home, and lovely handmade gifts for the holidays.

Thank you for shopping handmade, local, and supporting working artists.

November 15-December 31
Open Monday-Sunday, 10:00am-6:00pm

*closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

300 SW Yamhill St. Portland, Oregon Click Here to Find Out More

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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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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