Thursday, March 25, 2010

Studio Visit with Jeanne Henry

Tamara Bryan caught up with OPA Member, Jeanne Henry, in her studio during the SE Portland Art Walk. Thanks Tamara for another series of great photos!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Ginger Steele so perfectly described pulling a handle that I was inspired to throw some larger cups and try it myself. As a hand builder pulling handles is something I never really learned and have attempted only a few times. I think I got it after the tenth cup. Check out Ginger Steele's blog- very informative and well done. It even inspired a cartoon and a photo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Meet an OPA Member: Mel Perrigo

Three things about Mel that have nothing to do with clay.

1) She just started a cheesecake business!
2) She is deathly afraid of spiders and emits an unique yelp when they are encountered
3) She believes each month should contain a 'National Day of Dress-up' because Halloween is just not enough.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Studio Visit with Michelle Gallagher

A look into OPA Member, Michelle Gallagher's studio shot by Tamara Bryan during the SE Portland Art Walk.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Studio Visit with Jeanne Garrett

During the recent SE Portland Art Walk, OPA Photographer, Tamara Bryan caught up with fellow OPA member Jeanne Garrett.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

OPA General Meeting

Last Friday was a big night for OPA members. It was an evening to take care of business and catch up with members. Friday was dedicated to good food and for all OPA members that are participating in the upcoming Ceramic Showcase, it was the evening to pick your booth. First up, Janet Buskirk, followed by Ellen Currans and the rest of the membership. While everyone was waiting to choose, it was time to enjoy an amazing spread of food and chat, meet new members and enjoy everyone's company. It is an evening where we all get a chance to socialize, catch up with friends and meet members that many only know by name or the work that they do. New Member-at-Large, Tamara Bryan has taken on the role of OPA Photographer, enjoy the images that she captured during the evening.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meet an OPA Member: Jen Tonneson

Three things about Jen that have nothing to do with clay.

1. I have two wonderful boys, 22 and 18, who are at the center of my universe.

2.They share that space with my husband, Stan, and my 16 year old Airedale,
Jake (my best friend and constant companion)

3.I love pancakes!