Visitor Information

James DeRosso

The 34th Annual Ceramic Show­case is a one-of-a-kind three-day event show­cas­ing more than 150 Pacific NW pot­ters and ceramic artists in Ore­gon and SW Wash­ing­ton. Ceramic Show­case fea­tures Ore­gon Pot­ters Asso­ci­a­tion (OPA) mem­bers who include pro­fes­sion­als and emerg­ing artists, as well as stu­dents who are learn­ing both the craft and how to dis­play their work. You will find unique ceramic pieces includ­ing sculp­tures, wall art, and other items for your home, gar­den and office.  As well as beau­ti­ful gifts for Mother’s Day, wed­dings, birth­days, house­warm­ings, and graduations.

When: Fri­day, April 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat­ur­day, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun­day, May 1, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Vet­er­ans Memo­r­ial Col­i­seum (in the Rose Quar­ter)
300 N Win­ning Way
Port­land, Ore­gon 97227 (con­ve­niently located on TriMet Max line)

Music and More:

  • Acoustic per­for­mances by local musi­cians through­out the weekend.
  • Draw­ing for $50 gift cer­tifi­cates, good for Show­case purchases.
  • 100+ booths for gift ideas for Mother’s Day, Birth­days, wed­dings, house­warm­ing and host/hostess gifts, Father’s Day, grad­u­a­tion, and par­tic­u­larly for yourself.
  • Clay Explo­ration Areas for adults and chil­dren, includ­ing hand-building with clay tools as well as oppor­tu­ni­ties for adults to use pot­ters’ wheels with guid­ance from pro­fes­sional potters.
  • Pot­tery demon­stra­tions for the whole family.
  • High School Ceramic Art gallery.
  • Instal­la­tion of uniquely cre­ated hand-made wall tiles, avail­able for pur­chase, that are donated by Ore­gon Pot­ters Asso­ci­a­tion mem­bers to sup­port our clay edu­ca­tional mission.

COST:        This is a FREE event. There is a sug­gested $3 dona­tion to sup­port the Ore­gon Pot­ters Association’s clay edu­ca­tional mission.


Vet­er­ans Memo­r­ial Col­i­seum 
One Cen­ter Court Port­land, OR 97227

Dates & Hours
Fri­day, April 29, 2016
10 am – 7 pm
Sat­ur­day, April 30, 2016
10 am – 7 pm
Sun­day, May 1, 2016
10 am – 5 pm
  • Back­packs, large purses, bulky coats and over­sized per­sonal items must be checked at bag check.
This is a FREE event.
Live Demon­stra­tions
Fri­day, May 1
Sat­ur­day, May 2
Sun­day, May 3Demonstrations at Ceramic Show­case by the artists will be hap­pen­ing in var­i­ous places through­out the Exhibit Hall.
Spe­cial Events

Food at the Coliseum

There are con­ces­sion stands, food porta­bles, and bev­er­age points of sale located through­out the Moda Center. 

Din­ing Around Portland
For a list of restau­rants in the area, visit the Lloyd Dis­trict Restau­rant Guide
Explore Portland’s Din­ing Options at Port­land Monthly Magazine
Plan your visit with Travel Port­land
Get­ting There
Bus, train, and MAX travel infor­ma­tion is avail­able at TriMet 503–238-RIDE (7433)
The Vet­er­ans Memo­r­ial Col­i­seum is on the MAX Light Rail
Dri­ving Direc­tions from every direc­tion are found at Rose Quar­ter Directions
There are sev­eral park­ing garages near the Vet­er­ans Memo­r­ial Col­i­seum
Rates and loca­tions are listed here 

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