The Potters’ Nook
Works by Kopali Serna
Open same hours as Hoffman Gallery
Hoffman Center for the Arts | Clay Studio


Handmade Ceramics by Kopali Serna

Kopali first studied ceramics in high school and has mostly been self-taught since then, practicing in various community-based studios, and most recently in Nehalem Bay Pottery Studio. Making pottery is her
way of connecting to her ancestral memories and more directly to the elements of
life – earth, water, fire, and air.

Kopali’s pottery is often made with the setting of the “ofrenda” – the offering – in mind. Whether it be for a ceremonial offering or for the daily ritual of sharing food on the home table, her pieces seek to evoke reverence for the beauty of Earth in the form of clay. Her process involves making vessels through both wheel-throwing or hand-building and then adding sculptural elements.

As an Otomí indigenous person often in migration, she remains constantly inspired by the pottery traditions from all corners of our Mother Earth, and most inspired by the traditions of Turtle Island/Abya Yala.


Contact: [email protected]
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UpcomingOctober Potters’ Nook

  • October 28, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 29, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • October 31, 2021
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

October Potters’ Nook


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center Art Gallery is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.