Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





Visit the Store at Clay Space December 2, 3 & 4 for a special Holiday Annex Weekend Sale featuring the work of local artists. Handcrafted ceramics, jewelry, photography, mixed media, glass and more.

Music Saturday at 1pm: Gimpl Hill Irregulars
Metal Clay Demo Saturday at 2:30pm: Donna Yutzy, Some Girls Jewelry & Clay Space Instructor

Special Store & Holiday Annex Sale Weekend Hours:

Friday December 2, 4pm — 7pm
Saturday December 3, 11am — 5pm
Sunday December 4, noon — 4pm

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NEW MONSTER WORKSHOPS


Monster Workshops
with James DeRosso

Monday, Oct. 10th | 5:30pm and 7:30pm


James DeRosso will be in town for his famous Monster Making workshop in October. Just in time for Halloween!

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SESSION 6 CLASSES  2016

October 31 to December 16 (6 weeks)
Celebrating Porcelain:
Katie Swenson

Monday, starting Oct. 31 | noon-3pm


We welcome all ability levels in this porcelain handbuilding class, which gives the class the opportunity to share ideas. Katie will include examples of methods of construction and favorite techniques while having students design and execute the creations they envision.

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Beg/Intermediate Wheel:
Mariah Williams

Tuesday, starting Nov. 1 | 7pm to 9pm

Learn and develop the basics of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel.

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Advanced Wheel:
Mariah Williams

Wednesday, starting Nov. 2 | 7pm to 9pm

This class is open to intermediate/advanced level throwing enthusiasts who are interested in developing their techniques and creating multi-part forms with depth and decoration.


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Handbuilding: Ellen Davidson
Tuesday, starting Nov. 1 | 6pm to 9pm
Thursday, starting Nov. 3 | 10am to 1pm 


Make almost anything you can imagine! Discover ways to form and texture your pieces. Students of all skill levels are welcome.


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FALL WORKSHOPS

Monster Workshops
with James DeRosso

Monday, Oct. 10th | 5:30pm and 7:30pm


James DeRosso will be in town for his famous Monster Making workshop in October. Just in time for Halloween!

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Creating with Silver Metal Clay
with Donna Yutzy

Saturday, Oct. 22nd | 12pm to 4:30pm


In this class you get to decide what you would like to create! Bring your own ideas and inspiration, and I will bring the tools and kiln.

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Classes in the New Year
start soon!

SESSION 1 CLASSES  2017

January 3 to February 24 (8 weeks)
ARTIST PROFILE


Studio Artist
Phoebe Gordon
Artist Statement
I have been an artist all my life. I was drawing before I could write my name. As a child I was not allowed to just sit and watch cartoons without doing something else “constructive”, so my mother provided drawing paper and colored pencils. From this I learned to doodle in front of the TV.


In 1981 I received a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Oregon. For several years, I made multi-colored linoleum cuts and sold them in galleries around the country. Almost all of the images in these prints came from doodling in front of the TV. They were all very brightly-colored and the theme was always humor and the human form.


Eventually I moved on from printmaking. I spent several years making paper mache altarpieces and diaoramas while I was living in San Francisco. During this time the subject-matter never changed, and I was lucky to find an art dealer who appreciated my sense of humor. I don’t believe that art necessarily has to be all serious; I have always wanted to make art that makes people smile and see the humor in life. I also don’t believe that a person has to have an education in art to look at something in a gallery and appreciate it; recognizable forms and pleasing colors and design are something anyone can enjoy looking at.


For the last five years I have been making ceramic sculptures, a medium that was completely new to me. When I was learning the techniques, I decided to focus on Mexcian folk art as my subject-matter, as I’ve been a collector for many years. Since I collected mermaids, I first decided to try making my own and had many good results. I then moved on to making Day of the Dead pieces, which never seem to fail making people laugh. All of the sculptures I’ve made are whimsical, brightly-colored, and very detailed; most pieces take around 150 hours to complete.


I no longer doodle in front of the TV, as my hands are always covered in clay and I work at the studio where there is no TV. I doodle while I work!

Growing up in Corvallis on a small farm, I learned to work with my hands fixing go-karts, restoring cars and building tree forts. In high school, I took every industrial arts offering available, from welding to woodshop to ceramics. With clay the attraction was immediate; the processes of creativity, combining common raw materials, and using fire to create objects of beauty, utility and permanence had me hooked.  
  
  

I create a variety of tableware and sculptural pieces using wheel-thrown and hand built techniques. Most of my work is atmospherically fired in one of our four wood-fired kilns at Pleasant Hill Pottery. The first of these kilns to be constructed was a 60 cubic foot two-chambered Noborigama nicknamed Pepino, then a 125cf Anagama (The Tomagama) followed in 2008, a 35cf wood/biodiesel soda kiln was built in 2012, and finally a 30cf train kiln in 2014. These kilns produce beautiful and distinct surfaces. 
 

I have taught wheel-throwing courses for over a decade at both Clay Space and the Oregon State University Craft Center. 
 

My wife, Lauren and I live in Pleasant Hill with a herd of cats and chickens. I operate Pleasant Hill Pottery with a dedicated crew of local potters.

I create a variety of tableware and sculptural pieces using wheel-thrown and hand built techniques. Most of my work is atmospherically fired in one of our four wood-fired kilns at Pleasant Hill Pottery. The first of these kilns to be constructed was a 60 cubic foot two-chambered Noborigama nicknamed Pepino, then a 125cf Anagama (The Tomagama) followed in 2008, a 35cf wood/biodiesel soda kiln was built in 2012, and finally a 30cf train kiln in 2014. These kilns produce beautiful and distinct surfaces. 
 

I have taught wheel-throwing courses for over a decade at both Clay Space and the Oregon State University Craft Center. 
 

My wife, Lauren and I live in Pleasant Hill with a herd of cats and chickens. I operate Pleasant Hill Pottery with a dedicated crew of local potters.
After completing this US workshop tour, he will return to Japan for one man shows in both Tokyo and Osaka. Reserve your seat now for this wonderful opportunity to observe and learn from a young, gifted and respected Japanese artist.

For further information:
Www.inayoshiosamu.com/
Www.facebook.com/osamu.inayoshi.10

Mon, Feb. 3, 7-8pm Slide Show
Tues, Feb. 4, 10am-4pm w/ lunch break
Wed, Feb. 5, 10am-4pm w/ lunch break

Clay Space Member/LCC/UO Student: $55
General: $65

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CALENDAR

September 4 & 5
Closed for Labor Day

September 6
Session 5 classes start

September 17
Creating Hollow Forms and Beads Workshop

October 7, 8, 9
Clay Fest at Lane County Fairgrounds

October 10
Monster Workshops

October 22
Creating with Silver Metal Clay Workshop

October 31
Session 6 classes start

November 24 & 25
Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2, 3, 4
Clay Space Store & Holiday Annex Sale

Throughout December
Clay Space Store & Holiday Annex
Open during Clay Space Open Hours

December 24, 25, 26
Closed for the Holiday

RESIDENT ARTIST


Clay Space's first Resident Artist, Mariah Rose Williams arrived last summer. She has quickly acquainted herself with our studio, our members and the Eugene/Springfield community.

Be sure to say hello when you are at Clay Space! She teaches a wheel class on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and occasionally. a surface decoration class for intermediate and advanced students on Monday evenings.
PRIVATE STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE


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A GOOD DEAL...DID YOU KNOW?


Our throwing and hand building classes are a GOOD DEAL!

With each class session you enroll in, our students receive instruction from professional ceramic instructors AND students have unlimited access to working in the Clay Space studio during regular open hours. This access begins with the first day of class and runs through the last day of class. It’s a good deal!
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Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Monday
10am - 7pm
Tuesday
10am - 9pm
Wednesday
10am - 7pm
Thursday
10am - 7pm
Friday
10am - 5pm

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm