Potters have a unique relationship to nature, as the clay, materials, and methods all come from the earth. At every step of the process, a piece is either consciously or subconsciously marked by traces of the earth. The raw materials, the firing process, or even our own desire to re-create the beauty of the organic world around us.
This exhibit of pottery and sculpture conveys a deep connection with nature. These pieces are marked or glazed by a natural firing process, mimic nature with a physical or visual texture that represents nature, or otherwise offer a strong emotional or physical relationship with nature.
With approximately 40 pieces, this show is a look into the talent of the artists in the OPA.
The OPA began in 1978 when four potters who organized a co-op, with the help of a dozen fellow potters. The aim back then was to network and get discounted rates on bulk materials. The co-op continued to grow, and with a successful run of annual Ceramics Showcase shows, the OPA evolved into a non-profit, with over 300 active members today. The OPA continues to serve the community by educating, inspiring, and transforming lives through clay.
On View January 26 – April 16 * Free Art Gallery Admission