Want to see what some OPA members have been up to this winter? Take some time in March to visit the Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River, Oregon. James Diem, OPA member and board member for the Columbia Center for the Arts, has curated a showcase of teapots and teabowls, to be held March 2 - April 1. West Coast Teapots 2012 features over 20 potters, 40 teapots, and 160 teabowls from some of the most renowned ceramists in the country, including many members of the OPA.
Check out a preview of the show here .
The gallery will host an opening reception, Friday March 2, 6-8 p.m. with beer and wine available. In addition to the art, the Columbia Art Gallery will be serving tea from Steven Smith Teamaker during the month of March. Steve Smith is the co-founder of both Stash and Tazo Tea and is now producing high quality hand-crafted teas under his own label.