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Why Join Us?

This online membership application is for becoming a new OPA member.

  Membership Renewal

Eligibility - The Oregon Potters Association is a 501(c)(3) non profit association dedicated to the education of ceramic art. Membership in OPA is open to all serious professional and non-professional potters residing in Oregon and in the counties of Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat in Southwest Washington.

You may join at any time during the year with renewal occurring the day that you registered.

Membership Benefits include:

  • There are 6 General Meetings a year (January, March, May, July, September and November) with clay related presentations. Many of these are conducted via zoom. Meetings that take place in person include a potluck. Notices of meetings are emailed to all active members.
  • Many sales and exhibition opportunities including
    • Ceramics Northwest
    • Fall Fair
    • Holiday Market
    • Ceramic Showcase (all OPA member receive galley placement included with membership)
    • Governor's Mansion
  •  OPA sponsored workshops
  • Wood firings at East Creek Woodfire at a reduced rate.
  • 2 OPA e-publications annually with pictures and stories about OPA activities.
  • News You Can Use Newsletters with OPA notices and opportunities related to ceramics.
  • Listing in OPA Member Directories.
  • Discounts to certain clay-related businesses including Georgie's, Clay Art Center
    Business Name Discount offered to OPA Members 
    Georgies Ceramic & Clay Co. Ton rate on Georgie's Clay (minimum 100# of same kind of clay). Ton rate on materials when purchased in 50# bags (some are 55#) when a ton rate is available (ie: if they purchase 50# of EPK, they automatically receive the ton rate) Also receive discounts on many other products such as Mayco (25%), Kemper (20%) , and Georgie glazes (20%).
    Clay Art Center Moist clay, ton rate w/ 25# purchase
    Kemper Tools    20%
    other products discount w/quantity purchase, ie. Amaco glazes, Kiln Shelves and brushes.
    Carton Services 10% off surplus packing items, 5% off new items

  • OPA Membership forums on the OPA website.
  • OPA Member Chat on Facebook where members can ask questions, post notices and share information.

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