Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





ONGOING SPECIAL EVENT

George Kokis:

A Sculptural Retrospective

continues this year. Stop by!


Clay Space is hosting:

Playing with Anima Mundi (Soul of the Earth)

A Sculptural Retrospective


Sales from the exhibit will benefit Clay Space.

Read about the Kokis Project

SUMMER PORCELAIN CLASS
Starting in July
Essence in Porcelain
with Katie Swenson
Monday evenings, 6pm-9pm
starting July 14 (7 week class)

Join Katie Swenson as she leads students through an exploration of the essential qualities of porcelain. In this class, students will learn about the nuances of hand building and learn about coloring techniques with porcelain – the most sensitive and translucent of clay bodies. Students of all experience levels are welcome.

PRIVATE STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE
Please call the office or stop in for more information!
SUMMER WORKSHOPS
MONSTER WORKSHOP
Monster Making Workshop
with James DeRosso
Monday, July 14 | 5:30pm & 7:15pm

METAL CLAY WORKSHOPS
Rings with Metal Clay
with Donna Yutzy
Saturday, July 26 | 12pm–4:30pm

Fast Fire Bronze Clay
with Donna Yutzy
Wednesday, August 27 | 6pm–8:30pm &
Thursday, August 28 | 6pm–8pm



We're excited to announce
ACCENT COLORS
WITH BOB RICHARDSON
Do you love vivid colors and intricate glaze patterns? Join Bob Richardson's class and learn how to achieve these beautiful ranges of color with glaze. Instruction will cover tile-making and hand-built forms, types of low-fire glazes, and glaze application techniques.

Our summer class starts Saturday, July 19. Call us to register!
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!

KILN SERVICES
Did you know that we offer kiln maintenance and repair services? Call us or click the link below for more information on how we can assist you with your kiln.

more information

SESSION 3 • 2014
Monday, May 12 - Thursday, July 3
SESSION 4  2014
July 14 - August 28



ARTIST PROFILE

Donna Yutzy,
Jewelry Artist
Artist Biography
Born in Norwalk, California, Donna Yutzy reluctantly moved to rural Oregon with her parents and two older brothers when she was 16 years old. She attended a Mennonite school with strict rules and regulations, which were not always a good fit for her restless adolescence. After graduating, Donna held a series of odd jobs, including working in food service, as a bank teller, and cleaning at an assisted living center. In 1990, Donna and one of her brothers opened a store in Salem, Oregon specializing in Southwestern-Native American arts and crafts, beads, and beading supplies. While there, she ended up joining forces with a customer to create a business featuring beaded jewelry. By chance, she took a metal clay class and found that she enjoyed the freedom in, and the challenge presented by, the medium. Donna is certified in a variety of art clay techniques and teaches two-dozen classes per year, mostly in Eugene where she lives with her husband, Gordon. In addition, she exhibits and offers her jewelry for sale at galleries and art shows throughout Oregon.
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

Call to register
Artist Statement
As a jewelry designer, I am tempted by textures and persuaded by patterns. These characteristics are inherent in every piece I produce, from a simple pin or a pair of earrings to the most intricate woven chain, sculpted pendant, or paneled bracelet.

I make all of my jewelry from special clay that contains tiny particles of silver, mined from recycled metal. Silver clay, as it is called, is a delightful and limitless medium. It can be shaped, carved, molded, stamped and sculpted. And once it's fired, it can be highly polished or less so, and finished with pearls, stones, glass beads, or other unusual artifacts.

Every piece is unique. Though I usually sketch out an idea ahead of time, I find that mood, materials, and the creative process often determines the final design. My most popular and best-selling pieces are usually ones that I made for myself.

The pieces in my current collection are inspired by nature – random swirls in sand or snow, the twists and turns of a tree branch, the motion of grasses swaying in the wind. A splash of gold adds warmth and brightness, in sharp contrast to Oregon's dreary winter days.

As an avid cyclist, I tend to thrive on forward motion, but designing and fashioning jewelry out of metal clay helps me feel calm and centered. In addition to teaching metal clay classes each month, I try to take at least one course annually from a new instructor to help generate inspiration and provide time for self-reflection.
CALENDAR

May 28 & 29
Leaf Pendant Metal Clay Workshop

June 7
Four Ways to Set Kiln Ready Stones
Metal Clay Workshop

July 4
Closed for Independence Day Holiday

July 14
Monster Making Workshop

July 26
Rings with Metal Clay Workshop

August 27 & 28
Fast Fire Bronze Clay Workshop
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Rogene Mañas
Donna Yutzy
Faith Rahill
Ellen Davidson
Donna Yutzy
Rogene Maņas
Samuel Becerra

Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm