Monday, July 12, 2010

Meet an OPA Member: Meaghan Kunzman

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

1. Likes to kayak
2. Has a yellow dog. Molly
3. Grew up in Florida. West Palm actually

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Studio Visit - Susan Roden

Over the past few months we've been taking a peak into the studios of our OPA members. Here is a peak at the new kiln that OPA Member, Susan Roden, has built and the results from her first firing.

Susan writes: "A year ago, I took down my gas-fueled pottery kiln, that I had built about 25 years ago. It took me almost nine months to build a new kiln on the same spot. This time I made it able to fire both natural gas (propane) and/or wood.

I knew that the pots would be different and I had many expectations, though I tried not to get my hopes up too high.

The first wood-fueled firing was Saturday, June 19. After a few days of cooling, it was opened Tues, June 22.

I was very pleased with the results.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Empty Bowls to feed the hungry

It's that time of year again, Blues Festival Time, and that means it's time to check out the Oregon Food Bank and OPA booth were they will be selling hand crafted bowls to help feed the hungry. You can find more about the story of empty bowls on our website,

So go down to the Waterfront Blues Festival this weekend July 2 - 5, gates open at 11 am and close at 10pm. Listen to some great music and buy a beautiful bowl for yourself or a gift and know you are supporting a great cause.