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Exhibition: From the Earth
  • Fri, January 06, 2017 - Thu, March 30, 2017
    World Forestry Center, Portland Oregon

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Ceramic Showcase

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. 


Did you register for Ceramic Showcase 2017? Get the latest info.

Ceramic Showcase Artist Info

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.

OPA Scholarships

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.

Empty Bowls

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

Clay in Ed Image

The Oregon Potters Association Clay in Education program provides education and activities for children and adults in classrooms or at various public art events including Ceramic Showcase, Maker Faire, Art in the Pearl.



Read about the relationship between the OPA and MCAA (Mashiko Ceramics and Arts Association) in Japan.


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