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    • Mon, June 03, 2019
    • Tue, December 03, 2019
    • 5 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 - 8:30 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. 

    Meetings are in held in the Art Room*  

    * NOTE: the June meeting is on a MONDAY night and will be held in Room 5 at Tabor Space   

    • Fri, November 15, 2019
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

     November General Meeting 

    The November General Meeting will be held on the 3rd Friday of November, November 15th. This is because the Fall Fair could only be scheduled during our regularly scheduled general meeting. Potluck begins at 6:00 and meeting starts at 6:30

    • Sat, November 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sun, December 01, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219

    NEW! OPA is holding its first Holiday Sale on Small Business Saturday (& Sunday). Come find all of your handmade gifts and support your local makers at this 2-day event, featuring over 30 ceramic artists. November 30-December 1, from 10am-5pm – we’ll be at the Multnomah Arts Center, in the Dance Studio (7688 SW Capitol Hwy, SW Portland.)

    •  FREE admission and on-site parking available.
    •  All ages are welcome.
    •  Door prizes will be raffled every 30 minutes – must be present to win.

Featured Artists:

     Ha Austin
    Chris Baskin
    Mindy Beauchamp
    Josh Berkus
      (FuzzyChef Pottery)
    Jennifer Gauer/
      Meghan Radick (JaMpdx)
    Rebecca Gerendasy
    Jess Graff
    Motoko Hori
    Kendall Jones
    Hui-Yong Kim
    Meaghan Kunzmann
    Wil LaBelle
    Ron Linn
    Chris McClelland
    Samuel Newman

    Kimberly Ota
    Jennifer Pak
    Dennis Portz
    Christopher St. John
    Linda Dalal Sawaya
    Gita Sturm
    Anshula Tayal
    Halima Taylor
    Rosemary Tobiga
    Elisabeth Walden
    Karen Walsh
    Jenny Watson
    Natalie Warrens
    Ellen Weinert
    Emily Wickham
    Benjamin Wood
    Linda Workman-Morelli

    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sun, May 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Oregon Convention Center Hall A-A1, Portland OR

    Deadline to Apply: November 18, 2019
    Show Dates: May 1-3, 2020

    Please click the links below for information about this application. If you have questions about the application, contact Showcase Registrar, Chris McClelland 971-242-9337.

    • Fri, May 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sun, May 03, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Portland Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Blvd Hall A & A1, Portland, Oregon

    Ceramic Showcase 

    Join us for the 38th 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, May 1st - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 2nd - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday, May 3rd - 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.

    • Thu, June 04, 2020
    • Sat, June 06, 2020
    • Chehalem Cultural Center 415 E Sheridan St, Newberg, OR 97132

    East Creek Anangama is holding a North West Wood Fire Conference in June 2020 and as an OPA member you can register at a discounted rate!! 

    The early bird conference pass is $80 and as an OPA member you can purchase a pass at a 25% discounted rate of $60.  Please indicate your interest in a discounted conference pass by registering here.  Last day to register is the 31st of January. 

    We will be collecting the discounted registration fees in early February 2020 to all OPA members who register to this event.  OPA will coordinate our group payment and distribute conference passes to all who register through OPA. 

    Please RSVP to indicate your interest and an email will be sent out in January 2020 to facilitate final payment!

    The NWWFC will have keynote speakers, multiple concurrent shows, workshops, presentations and more.  Check out the website for more info.  

Past events

Fri, November 08, 2019 OPA Fall Fair
Fri, October 11, 2019 Open Studios for National Clay Week
Sun, September 15, 2019 OPA Picnic
Sat, September 07, 2019 OPA At OMSI
Mon, September 02, 2019 OPA Tent at Art In The Pearl
Sun, August 25, 2019 Showcase Visions Meeting
Thu, July 04, 2019 Call to Artists - Blues Festival Booth
Sat, June 29, 2019 ALTERED REALITIES: A Workshop with Hanna Traynham & Sarah Chenoweth Davis
Fri, May 10, 2019 May General Meeting
Sat, April 27, 2019 Showcase/Hokkaido Party
Fri, April 26, 2019 Ceramic Showcase
Mon, April 15, 2019 Call for Entry! The Shape of Clay: Selections from the Oregon Potters Association
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
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

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