Eligibility - 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.  The Oregon Potters Association is a 501(c)(3) non profit association dedicated to the education of ceramic art.

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Why Join Us?

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

  Membership Renewal

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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