May 6-8, 2022  |  Oregon Convention Center

Join us for the 39th Annual Ceramic Showcase! We are excited to announce that 2022 brings us back to the Oregon Convention Center,  in partnership with the Gathering of the Guilds.  This beloved annual event showcases more than 150 ceramic artists, as well as members from 5 Pacific Northwest guilds, working in metals, glass, wood, beads, fibers!

Treat yourself to a beautifully crafted piece, something for your home & garden, as well as beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day, weddings, birthdays, and other celebrations. 

Mom's can find Mother's Day Specials from participating artists all day Sunday!

Attend the show and register to win 5 Grand Prize Packages, featuring work from all 6 guilds! Drawing will be held after the show and winners will be contacted to arrange pickup or delivery.

COVID-19 Policy:

  • We are following CDC recommendations for Multnomah County at this time:
    "People may choose to wear a mask. People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should stay home and monitor their symptoms."
  • Some of our artists are vulnerable and will require you to wear a mask in their booth; please be prepared to wear one.
  • A mask mandate will be in effect on Sunday morning, May 8th – starting at 8am for artists & volunteers – and for everyone during shopping hours from 10am-Noon. This designated “masked shopping time” will help our more vulnerable visitors feel welcome.


Friday, May 6

11:00 Peter Meyer - Square From the Circle; Altering Wheel-thrown Pots

12:30 Beatrice Massa - Handbuilding a Black Queen of Small Brittany

2:00 Jim Koudelka - Centering and Throwing a Large Amount of Clay & Throwing and slumping Footless Bowls

3:30 Larry Nelson - The Nuts and Bolts of Steampunk Clay

Saturday, May 7

11:00 Joe Robinson - Representing East Creek Pottery, Studio Partner to OPA: Throwing a 50-lb. pot 

12:30 James DeRosso - Making a Tall Garden Monster Including Found Objects

2:00 Richey Bellinger - Slip Decoration Technique on Thrown Forms

3:00 Stephanie Burton - How To Assemble a Collage Plate

5:00 OPA Awards, High School Awards

Sunday, May 8
11:00 Elisabeth Walden - Handbuilding Chubby Babes

12:30 Tea Duong - Moving Clay With Tea

2:00 Roberta Lampert - Constructing a Slab-built teapot


Six Portland-area guilds have joined forces to exhibit and sell art and fine craft. All items are unique and of exceptional quality.

Featuring over 200 Northwest artists from these guilds:    
•    Creative Metal Arts Guild                      •    Portland Bead Society   
•    Guild of Oregon Woodworkers             •    Portland Handweavers Guild
•    Pacific Northwest Glass Guild              •    Oregon Potters Association

Watch the professionals work

Clay demonstrations have been graciously provided by our OPA members. Click the links to watch on our NEW YouTube channel and don’t forget to subscribe for more updates! Subscribe >

Dwayne Sackey at the Wood Kiln
by Dwayne Sackey, Springwater Ceramics


Getting Started with Clay Ornaments
by Eileen Begley, Art Learning Lab

Making and Glazing a Fossil Plate
by Janet Buskirk

The Vessel as a Canvas
a multilayered approach to decorating

by Jim Koudelka, Mid Century Modern

How to Make Rice Paper Underglaze Transfers
by Lara Duren King, DeeDee & Shark

Demonstration of Curling Slab of Clay
And Pressing it into Wizard Moon Mold

by Michael Simmons, seldomsceneartworks

Slip Trailing Tips & Techniques
by Nicole Hummel Pottery

Making a Drape Mold Plate
and Slip Decoration

by Patrick Horsley, Studio Potter

How to Create An Image Transfer
for a Ceramic Bowl

by Rebecca Gerendasy Clay Art




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