From press release:
The Gathering of the Guilds
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2012
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
FREE | All Ages
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Oregon Potters Association and the Ceramic Showcase Present the ¬Å“Gathering of the Guilds,¬Â which is the only art show like it in the country. Not only is it the largest clay show in the U.S., but features work from a variety of art guilds including: Creative Metal Arts Guild, Oregon Glass Guild, Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, Northwest Fine Woodworkers Guild, Portland Bead Society and the Portland Handweavers Guild.
This one-of-a-kind show will feature over 350 booths of diverse, spectacular art for the home, garden and office. In addition to the pieces for purchase, the clay show alone will feature:
¬Â¢ Daily demonstrations of clay techniques by nationally-acclaimed artists;
¬Â¢ Lobby display featuring a ¬Å“Entertaining the Queen of Cups¬Â theme–a modern take on Renaissance Faire;
¬Â¢ A selection of Oregon wines available for tasting;
¬Â¢ Adult clay area equipped with experienced teachers featuring potters' wheels and tables for hand building;
¬Â¢ Children's clay play area;
¬Â¢ Local high school ceramic gallery;
¬Â¢ Giveaway of eight $50 gift certificates during the weekend;
¬Â¢ High school teacher ¬Å“Throw-A-Thon;¬Â
¬Â¢ Friday evening jazz performance by the Pete Krebs Trio from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.;
¬Â¢ Saturday night Brazilian music performance by Edson Oliveira at 6:30 p.m.;
¬Â¢ Shipping via UPS available.