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Why Join the Oregon Potters Association

The Oregon Potters Association supports opportunities to advance creativity through activities with clay. It is a professional organization that promotes clay art education through community outreach, workshops, and networking. OPA encourages our members’ personal growth through continuing education opportunities and exposure to national and international ceramic art perspectives. If you are a current OPA members see the details of all your membership benefits.

Many of the Member Benefits

    • Free and discounted visiting artist workshops and hand-on workshops
    • Studio Tours/Artist Networking
    • General Meetings with clay related presentations, and sharing a meal together.
    • The ability to apply and possibly participate in one of the nations largest and best ceramic shows, Ceramic Showcase.
    • You will receive 6 OPA Newsletters, one in February, April, June, August, October, and December.
    • You will be listed in the OPA Member Directory, which is online, available to members only, and can be different versions of the directory can be found on this site.
    • Discounts from Clay Art, Georgie's, and many more businesses. For more info on all the businesses, products, and how much the discounts are worth go to: Member Benefits.


The OPA is involved with many programs to be able to give back to the community. Including scholarships, clay in education programs, and involvement in empty bowls. Members are active participants in these programs, and part of the proceeds from membership dues help fund most of these programs.

Vacant Board and Coordinators Positions

We are always are looking for volunteers. If you are looking to help out, a great way to get involved in the organization is to attend one of the OPA board and coordinators meeting or a Showcase organization meeting. All members are always welcome to attend these meetings. The public is welcome to visit our General 


Upcoming Events

To see a current list of upcoming events, please check our online calendar. (On a side note, if you are a program coordinator, please make sure your event is listed on our calendar for this year.)



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