Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 2, 3, 4, 2014

 

Discover Beautiful, Functional Art at Nation's Largest Ceramic Showcase, Portland, May 2nd-4th

 

More than 200 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will show and sell spectacular vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office.

 

“Teapot and Cups” by Dave Parry of Eugene, Ore.

 

Portland, Oregon (April 10, 2014) - The Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event.
 
More than 200 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will show and sell spectacular vessels, serving pieces, wall art and other items for the home, garden and office. Browse the 160-plus booths for gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation and more.
 
Admission is free to Ceramic Showcase, which takes place May 2-4, 2014 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland (Hall "A," 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). Hours are 10 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday; and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday.
 
New in 2014:
 
Local chefs will incorporate artisan-crafted plates and vessels into globally-inspired cooking demonstrations on the Main Stage, including Caprial and John Pence of The Kitchen in Portland, and Chris Crosthwaite from The Omnivores Kitchen.
 
Proceeds from the sale of a special installation of decorative masks, created and donated by Oregon Potters Association members, will benefit Medical Teams International, a global humanitarian aid organization based in Tigard, Oregon
 
This year’s theme – “Create Locally, Inspire Globally” – celebrates global techniques and influences that shape Northwest-made ceramics, from Japan to Greece to Native American traditions, and beyond.       
 
There will be plenty to do, see and hear at Ceramic Showcase, including an expanded line-up of local musicians and more opportunities for hands-on learning for adults, children and families.
 
Visit the new, larger Clay Education Areas for adults and children, with potters’ wheels (for adults), hand-building tools and tips from experienced ceramic artists. Nationally-acclaimed artists Natalie Warrens, Alissa Clark and Kristy Lombard will provide pottery demonstrations for veteran artists and newbies, and a high school ceramic art gallery will feature work representing 20 Oregon and Southwest Washington schools.
 
Acoustic performances from Portland-area musicians will provide the soundtrack for Ceramic Showcase, including British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie Sanderson, harpist Marlene Cassar and classical guitarist David Tutmark. Visitors can win gift certificates, good for purchases at the show. Food, along with Oregon wine and spirits, will be available for purchase.
 
For more information, go to
www.ceramicshowcase.com or contact showcase@oregonpotters.org
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“Celadon Madrone Leaf Tray” by Alan Higinbotham of Albany, Ore.

 

 

“Fig Vase” by Jacquie Walton of Portland, Ore.

 

 

“Naked Raku Bottle” by Kris Paul of Lake Oswego, Ore.

 

 

 “The Novice” by Michelle Gallagher of Portland, Ore.

 

 Contact & Media Visits  

 

Media Contact: Shelby Wood

Email: shelby@coateskokes.com

Phone: 503-241-1124, ext. 116

 

Ceramic Showcase
www.ceramicshowcase.com

 

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Discover Beautiful, Functional Art at Nation's Largest Ceramic Showcase, Portland, May 2nd-4th

Portland, Oregon - The Oregon Potters Association (OPA) presents the 32nd Annual Ceramic Showcase, the nation’s largest sale and show of ceramics. Art lovers, Mother’s Day shoppers and foodies all will find something to treasure at this one-of-a-kind, free three-day event.  More than 200 artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington will show and sell spectacular, functional art for the home, garden and office. Enjoy hands-on clay education areas for adults and children; chef demonstrations that incorporate ceramic vessels and serving pieces; and local acoustic musicians performing throughout the weekend. This year’s theme – “Create Locally, Inspire Globally” – celebrates global techniques and influences that shape Northwest-made ceramics, from Japan to Greece to Native American traditions, and beyond.  Admission is free. For more information, go to www.ceramicshowcase.com or contact showcase@oregonpotters.org.

 

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