There are many meetings throughout the year. Attending OPA meetings are a great way to get involved in OPA events and activities we put on each year. 

General Meetings

There are six general meetings per year. January, May, July, and November. General meetings are followed by a clay related presentation. The September meeting occurs at our annual picnic. The March meeting includes a large potluck followed by booth selection for our annual show. 

General Meetings are at Multnomah Art Center And Taborspace.

    Special Presentations

    The last 3 years of presentations at the OPA General Meetings have been exciting.  While the March meeting is always a pot-luck dinner and Booth Choosing for Showcase, and the September meeting is always our annual Picnic, the other four annual meetings are an opportunity to hear a great talk, watch a slide show, or be introduced to new people and techniques through demo’s and lectures.

    Current 2020 Presentations:

    General Members Meeting Friday January 10th, 2020

    Presenter: Joe Robinson of East Creek Art 

    If you missed our most recent General Members meeting on Friday January 10th, 2020 and would like to learn about the East Creek, Anagama, Wood Firing opportunity in April, take a listen and look at the linked audio and slides below. Thank you Joe!

    Joe.Robinson.1.10.20.m4a - Audio of Presentation

    East Creek Presentation 1.10.20 - Slide Show

    Past Presentations

    In 2014:

    • The Hokkaido Group shared their exciting trip and exhibition
    • A hands-on workshop of Printing on Clay
    • A talk by our best-of-show new member Sol Zimmerdahl
    • The panel of 4 speakers on Texture and Surface Decoration 


    • Natalie Warrens presented a demo on Low-fire Bright-color Underglazes
    • Kris Paul gave a talk on Naked Raku
    • A Wheel Throwing Demo by best-of-Showcase winner T. Duong
    • A panel of 3 talked about Making Complex Pots


    • We started the year with a hands-on workshop Painting Clay Tiles led by Jan Edwards
    • Dylan Beck, from OCAC, introduced us to 3-D Printing with Clay
    • Washington artist Elinor Maroney gave a slide show about her Year in Nicaragua with Indigenous Potters.

    Board and Coordinators Meeting

    Ceramic Showcase Committee Meetings


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