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The Alchemy of Surface
An inspired surface can turn plain into remarkable, remarkable into sublime. This group of artists is sharing their extraordinary (often secret) surface techniques and formulas.
Keep Portland Wared
Portland has long been a magnet for creative clay work. OPA's mission is the inclusion of all who possess a passion for the ceramic process, a love of the handmade object, and a wish to share their work through exhibitions With over 300 members -- amateurs and professionals alike -- we've coalesced from different regions and varied educational backgrounds to build a national identity around mutual encouragement of the imagination and appreciation of the resulting art and craft. more details...
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Holiday Studio Sale Guide
Check out our guide and map of upcoming holiday events by Oregon Potters Association members selling and showing their wares during the 2017 holiday season.
Our premiere event located at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. It's the Nation's largest ceramics show and sale, with over 140 clay artists participating in booths and our gallery space.LEARN MORE
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Are You Looking for a Ceramics Class?
Check out our Clay Educators Directory: Ceramic Instructors throughout Oregon and Southern Washington. Offering ceramics, clay sculpture, and pottery classes at private studios and organizations, K-12 public and private school, community colleges, colleges and universities.
The OPA scholarship is open to all high school juniors and seniors living in Oregon and SW Washington and will award $1000 to a student who shows creative and technical excellence in the field of ceramics.
Applications are due in March.
Oregon Potters Association coordinates an annual fund-raiser at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival to benefit Oregon Food Bank. OPA collects hundreds of pottery donations of all types, sizes and shapes throughout the year. OPA members then sell the donated pottery at the Empty Bowls booth, near the main gate, at the Waterfront Blues Festival. More Info...
Clay and Education
The OPA "Clay in Education" program was created to provide clay instruction by professional potters in the community, and has grown to include clay making activities at Art and Maker Fairs, and to provide support in the form of scholarships for high school students excelling at ceramics.LEARN MORE