Saturday, November 28, 2009

Informing Tradition-Functional Ceramics from 7 Oregon Potters

Now showing at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. When you're down in the Pearl District this month, check out this great showing of local talent. Potter's featured are Richey Bellinger, Barb Campbell, Victoria Christen, Wally Schwab, Kowkie Durst, Sam Morgan and David Piper. And don't forget all of the Holiday Sales going on around town - if you are going to be opening your wallet this holiday season, buy local - support your local artisan!

Friday, November 27, 2009

studio cat

I'm sure I'm not the only potter with a studio cat

Saturday, November 21, 2009

OPA Members at OFB

I never thought working in the cold room at the Oregon Food Bank, packing frozen ears of corn, would have been as much fun as it was. It was a great opportunity to meet fellow OPA members. Twenty-one strong and a great time was had by all and for such a great cause. And what attractive headwear, gloves and beard guards that we got to wear. Can't wait until the next time. If you are thinking of arranging your own group to volunteer at the Food Bank - after the holidays is a good time to go - the Food Bank is always short of volunteers after the holidays. See you there! Pictured are Brenda Scott, Chayo Wilson, Jenny Lakeman, Ken Pincus, and Meaghan Kunzmann.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Meet an OPA Member:Ted Ernst

3 Things about Ted that have nothing to do with clay

1. Has a secret life as an environmental statistician.
2. Is very social, yet loves to spend a week or two backpacking alone in the mountains.
3. Is an avid birder.

P.S. I just want to add that Ted is a heck of a nice guy. Oh, and that is Natalie Warrens in the background

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Upcoming Volunteer Day at Oregon Food Bank

Our volunteer shift is fast approaching. If you're attending on Thursday evening, the Food Bank is also looking for food donations. On their "most wanted" list are canned meats, canned & boxed meals, canned or dried beans & peas, pasta, rice & cereal, canned fruits, 100% fruit juice & cooking oil.
And don't forget, the General Meeting on Friday is also an opportunity to bring food for the Food Bank.
So, put a few items in your reusable shopping bag and drop them off. No donation is too small and all will be much appreciated.
See you there.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dave and Boni Deal

amazing Raku photo sent in By Boni Deal

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mylin's pumpkin

This years pumpkin. It gets better as the days after Halloween go by....carved by my husband Mylin.

Meet an OPA Member: Robin Hominiuk

3 thing about Robin that have nothing to do with clay

1. My 2nd dream job would be to be a chef in France.
(she could do it too, she's a great cook)

2. My favorite, only, speed...FAST!!

3. My favorite lipstick color...RED