Meetings & Special Presentations

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

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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
http://www.multnomahartscenter.org

    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.


    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 

    2015:

    • 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

    2016:

    • 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

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    Ceramic Showcase Committee Meetings

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