• Home

To find non-OPA events see News:  
Show Announcements | Call for Entries 


    • Tue, February 12, 2019
    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215

    Board Meetings 

    Board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at Tabor Space from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Board meetings are a time to review important information and help guide the OPA towards a bright future.   

    Please note that these dates are subject to possible change. You will receive an email notification in the event of changes or cancellations. 

    • Mon, April 15, 2019
    • Sat, June 08, 2019
    • SideStreet Arts
    Registration is closed

    Call for Entries   The Shape of Clay: Selections from the Oregon Potters Association

    Deadline to apply: June 7th (?)
    Notification if accepted: June
    Entry Fee:  Free to enter

    SideStreet Arts invites the Oregon Potters Association to join us for our July Feature Show.  This is an open call to all OPA members.

    Each OPA member may submit up to 3 images in which clay is the predominant medium used.  Images may be of actual work to be submitted or as a representation of work that will be submitted.

    Jurors: Entries will be juried by the SideStreet Arts collective. 9 local artists of various mediums who both run and curate the gallery.  Our jurors will close a body of work that will represent the scope and depth of the OPA membership - balancing functional and figurative, commercial and academic, etc. 

    20-25 artist will be be selected/represented.

    SideStreet Arts will pay for show cards and 2 receptions.  

    To Apply: Register online for intent to apply, and email 3 images to Dawn Pantajja lostdolls@hotmail.com
    Professional quality images are recommended (but not required). Label each image with your Last name, and title of piece.  For example:  TakeazuVase1.jpg; TakeazuVase2.jpg; TakeazuVase3.jpg

    • Fri, April 26, 2019
    • Sun, April 28, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • Portland Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Blvd Hall A & A1, Portland, Oregon

    Ceramic Showcase 

    Join us for the 37th Annual Ceramic Showcase!  

    This three day event showcases over 150 Oregon Potters Association members who make sculptures, wall art and functional pottery for the home, garden, and work. Special areas for children to play with clay and pottery demonstrations run throughout the show.

    Ceramic Showcase is joined by the Gathering of the Guilds: Creative Metal Arts Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Oregon Glass Guild, Oregon Potters Association, Portland Bead Society and Portland Handweavers Guild.

    Admission is free 

    Show Hours

    • Friday, April 26- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, April 27- 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, April 28- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    • Daily artist demonstrations
    • Live music
    • Family-friendly crafts & education
    • Hourly door prizes 11am-4pm each day
    • Gift certificate drawing twice a day

    You could win a $50 Ceramic Showcase Gift Certificate! Fill out a mailing list form and drop it in one of the collection boxes located throughout the show. Names will be drawn at 1pm and 5pm Friday, 12pm and 4pm Saturday, and 12pm and 3pm Sunday.

    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby Portland, OR 97209

    You're Invited!

    to the

    Ceramic Showcase after party with the Hokkaido Pottery Society!

    Please RSVP by April 19!  

    OPA is sponsoring a party to celebrate Ceramic Showcase participants, past OPA/Hokkaido exhibitors, and our colleagues from Sapporo, who will be exhibiting and demonstrating up at the Portland Japanese Garden. The PJG is graciously co-sponsoring this event.

    Where:  Lucky Lab 1945 NW Quimby Portland, OR 97209

     When:  Saturday April 27th, 6:30-9:30 pm

    Cost: $12 per person for all you can eat appetizers, pizza buffet, salad and dessert. Drinks are on you.

    Getting There:  
    By Trimet go to the NE Grand & Holladay stop. Take the Portland Street 
    Car: B Loop to PSU via the Pearl. Get off at NW 10th and Northrup. Walk to Quimby.

    Parking available at the Wells Fargo Bank at 17th & Raleigh; also on street parking on Raleigh and Savier.

    • Fri, May 10, 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • Mt. Hood Community College: 26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030

    General Meeting

    ALL members are invited to our Friday, May 10th meeting at Mt. Hood Community College. This is a perfect opportunity to get the inside scoop about the OPA. Plans, dates, events and goals that we are working towards. Its a great time to talk to other members, meet new people and get more involved in our creative community. This event will be a potluck so you can bring something to share if you are able. The potluck will start at 6:00 pm and the meeting will begin at 6:30 pm. We would also love to cut back on plastic, so please bring bring a plate and utensils.  

    Location: Mt. Hood Community College,  26000 SE Stark St. Gresham, OR 97030

    As we get closer please check back for directions to the room we will be using. 

Past events

Mon, April 01, 2019 Ray Grimm Award Application
Sun, March 31, 2019 Kris Paul Workshop
Sat, March 23, 2019 2019 OPA Scholarship Application
Fri, March 08, 2019 Booth Picking Meeting
Sun, March 03, 2019 Justice Center Window Display
Tue, February 26, 2019 Program Coordinators Meeting
Sat, February 23, 2019 Pet Bowl workshop at Wagon Wheel Pottery Studio
Sun, February 17, 2019 Pet Bowl Workshop @ Rhoda Fleischman's Studio
Sat, February 09, 2019 Pet Bowl Workshop @ James DeRosso's *Collaborative Fundraiser Event*
Sat, January 26, 2019 Stephanie Burton Workshop at MHCC
Tue, January 15, 2019 Ceramic Showcase 2019 Application
Fri, January 11, 2019 January Volunteer Appreciation & Elections Party
Sat, November 10, 2018 OPA Fall Fair
Fri, November 09, 2018 General Meeting with guest Jim Wylder presenting Studio Hacks
Wed, September 26, 2018 (copy) Ceramic Showcase 2018 Application
Sun, September 16, 2018 2018 OPA Sunday Picnic & Saturday Pit-Fire
Sat, September 08, 2018 Create your own clay tools with Janet Buskirk. Hands on workshop
Tue, August 28, 2018 *Free* Interactive Pigments workshop 12:00-2:00, Ceramic Showcase Visions meeting 2:30 - 5:30
Fri, July 13, 2018 July Program: Hokkaido exhibitors share their experience in Japan and General Membership Meeting
Wed, July 04, 2018 Empty Bowls at the 2018 Waterfront Blues Festival
Sat, June 09, 2018 OPA Members and Friends Gathering
Tue, June 05, 2018 Monthly Board Meeting - 1st Tuesday of Each Month
Fri, April 27, 2018 2018 Ceramic Showcase & Northwest Potters Interpret Their World
Fri, April 27, 2018 Ceramic Showcase 2018 Application
Tue, April 03, 2018 April Board Meeting
Fri, March 09, 2018 March General Meeting.
Tue, March 06, 2018 March Board Meeting
Sat, March 03, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop#4: Boring, OR
Sat, February 17, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Brownsville, OR
Sat, February 17, 2018 Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Lincoln City, OR
Tue, February 06, 2018 Board Meeting
Sun, February 04, 2018 (FULL) Free hands on "Peace Poles" Workshop: Portland, OR
Fri, January 19, 2018 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Your Online Presence
Tue, December 05, 2017 December OPA Board Meeting
Thu, November 30, 2017 Help Wanted - Board Positions and Team Jobs
Wed, November 15, 2017 2017 Online OPA Holiday Season Studio Sale Guide
Fri, November 10, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Thoughts on Contemporary Japanese Clay An illustrated lecture by Maribeth Graybill, Ph.D.
Wed, October 25, 2017 Travel Survey for Exhibition Entrants
Sat, September 16, 2017 2018 OPA PICNIC Wine Tasting and Pit Firing
Sat, September 16, 2017 Clay in Ed Booth at OMSI Makers Faire
Thu, August 10, 2017 Board Meeting
Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA Group Buy Summer 2017
Fri, July 14, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Round Table Technical Discussions
Tue, June 20, 2017 OPA/JAPAN Exhibit - Intent to Apply
Fri, June 16, 2017 Throwathon for Empty Bowls
Thu, June 08, 2017 Program Coordinators and Board Meeting
Wed, June 07, 2017 Hokkaido show/Japan Travel - June Meeting
Fri, May 12, 2017 OPA General Meeting + Presentation: Dennis Meiners - Ceramics in the Time of Climate Change
Mon, May 08, 2017 Hokkaido Meeting
Fri, May 05, 2017 The Art and Culture of Japan Exhibition
Fri, April 21, 2017 Ceramic Showcase 2017
Wed, April 05, 2017 Info Meeting - Opportunity: show and/or travel in Sapporo, Japan 2018
Tue, April 04, 2017 April Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Wed, March 22, 2017 NCECA
Mon, March 20, 2017 Deb Schwartzkopf and Randy Johnston Pre-NCECA Workshop
Thu, March 16, 2017 One day demo workshop by Chris Gustin
Fri, March 10, 2017 OPA General Meeting: Choose Showcase Booth/Election II and Potluck
Thu, March 09, 2017 Showcase and NCECA Host Sign Up
Sun, February 12, 2017 The Birds and the Bees - Showcase Installation Workshop, Showcase Meeting
Thu, February 09, 2017 February Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, January 30, 2017 Call for Entries: Art and Culture of Japan
Thu, January 26, 2017 Exhibition: From the Earth
Fri, January 20, 2017 MEETING UPDATE: OPA General Meeting has been postponed to January 20,2017 + Potluck + Elections + Panel Presentation: The Enduring Vitality of Ceramics in Japan
Thu, December 29, 2016 December Board & Program Coordinators Meeting
Mon, December 05, 2016 Call for Entries: Keep Portland Wared: Pottery in the Pacific Northwest
Sat, November 19, 2016 2016 OPA Holiday Season Studio Sale Guide
Fri, November 18, 2016 November OPA General Meeting / The Beauty of Porcelain: Carving, Altering, Chattering
Tue, November 15, 2016 Call for Entries: From the Earth
Tue, November 15, 2016 Ceramic Showcase 2017 Application
Fri, November 04, 2016 OPA Photo Shoot
Thu, October 20, 2016 Special Workshop "Wild Apricot" The New OPA Website
Mon, October 03, 2016 October Board and Program Coordinators Meeting
Sun, September 18, 2016 OPA Picnic Celebration

Copyright © 2018 Oregon Potters Association, All rights reserved.
Oregon Potters Association" is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software