Clay Space creative arts center, Eugene Oregon
CLAY SPACE RESERVATIONS
In order to monitor the numbers of people in the studio at any one time, studio use is scheduled by reservation for Members and Students only, through Sign Up Genius: Clay Space Reservations

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Clay Space Welcomes New Owners!


Clay Space is excited to welcome new owners as of August 2021. Denise and Kevin Railsback are taking over the reins as Jim and Sandy learn how to relax and enjoy their well-earned retirement.  Jim and Sandy first opened the doors of Clay Space 14 years ago and have welcomed Eugene artists of all skills and experience to enjoy private studios, wheel and hand-building classes, and workshops. 

“We’re excited to continue Jim and Sandy’s legacy and continuing to build the ceramics community in Eugene,” says Denise, new owner of Clay Space. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to join us in exploring ceramics and growing together.” 
Clay Space is excited to welcome new owners as of August 2021. Denise and Kevin Railsback are taking over the reins as Jim and Sandy learn how to relax and enjoy their well-earned retirement. Jim and Sandy first opened the doors of Clay Space 14 years ago and have welcomed Eugene artists of all skills and experience levels. “We’re excited to continue Jim and Sandy’s legacy and continuing to build the ceramics community in Eugene,” says Denise, new owner of Clay Space. “We look forward to welcoming everyone to join us in exploring ceramics and growing together.”

Denise has been interested in ceramics since high school and has taken many classes with many breaks in between. The idea of owning her own ceramics studio began forming 4-5 years ago, always with the goal of building a community of people who share a love for the art form.




Fall 2021 Classes
Session 5: September - October
Beginner/Intermediate Wheel (Evening) FULL
Mariah Williams
Mondays 7pm to 9pm 

September 13 - October 25


Dabble in the process of creating on potter’s wheel. Learn or develop the foundations of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel. Beginners and those with experience are welcome.


Beginner Wheel (Noon)
Tanna Shaeo Konemann
Tuesdays, Noon–2pm
September 14 - October 26

Dabble in the process of creating on potter’s wheel. Learn or develop the foundations of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel. Beginners and those with experience are welcome.


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Handbuilding:
Vessels at Your Service! (Evening)

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

September 14 - October 26


A hand building overview for all skill levels and interests, with an emphasis on purpose-built serving vessels.


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Beginning Wheel (Noon) FULL
Jason Solomon
Wednesdays 12pm to 2pm 
September 8 - October 27

Interested in trying out the potter's wheel? Discover the secrets of making pots. Learn and develop the basic skills of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel.


Intermediate/Advanced Wheel (Evening)
Tabitha Buzby
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm 

September 8 - October 27


Would you like to further develop your throwing skills? Once you have a good grasp of the basics on the potters wheel, move forward with an intermediate to advanced level wheel class.


Handbuilding (Morning) FULL
Thursdays 11am to 1pm 

September 9 - October 28 

Textures and patterns are fun! This class will work with basic handbuilding concepts to create functional slab forms that will be embellished with rich textures and sculptural components.

Beginner/Intermediate Wheel (Evening) FULL
Annie Heron
Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 
July 15 to September 2

Come and explore the world of working on a potters wheel! Whether you are embarking on a serious study of ceramics, or just looking to unwind and have fun with clay, this class is for you!


THE STORE AT CLAY SPACE
Your purchases help support local artists and help support the operation of Clay Space as an artistic and educational facility in our community. Find affordable and pleasure-giving handmade objects, ceramic and otherwise. T-shirts, aprons and tool kits are also available.


Gift certificates can be purchased and used for store merchandise, classes, and clay packages.


Open during all Clay Space open hours! 

CALENDAR

September 8th
Session 5 Classes Start

September 15th, 16th
Metal Clay Workshop

October 2nd
Build a Bat House Workshop

September 22nd, October 6th
Pumpkin Luminary Workshop session 1

September 29th, October 13th
Pumpkin Luminary Workshop session 2


Fall 2021 Workshops
Session 5: September - October
Metal Clay: Setting Kiln Ready Cubic Zirconia  

Wednesday, September 15 5:30-9:00pm and continued on Thursday September 16 5:30-6:30pm


Come with your ideas or designs for creating a pendant or earrings! We¿ll look at how to work with your idea and how a stone can best be set to complement the design. This Metal Clay class will cover the different ways to set kiln ready Cubic Zirconia gems. We will cover bezel setting, inlaying, syringe setting and using stone setting burs. We will cover different bail styles if you are making a pendant. Design ideas are often developed in the workshop setting. Good for all levels of experience.

We will design and create our pieces the first night. The second night we will antique and polish.

Workshop Fee: $72.00

Materials: $45.00 


Build A Bat House Workshop 

Saturday, October 2 1-4pm


Just in time for Halloween! We will use textured slabs of clay to build a small home to house our furry flyer friends. We will build the houses and add some decoration during the workshop. Pieces will then dry and be fired at Clay Space. You¿ll come back to pick them up. Hang your bat house up for all to see! Maybe a bat friend will come check it out!


Workshop Fee: $50 (materials included)

Pumpkin Jack-o’-lantern Luminary Workshop 

Session 1:

Wednesday September 22nd 4-5:30pm and October 6th 4-5pm


Session 2: 

Wednesday September 29th 4-5:30pm

and October 13th 4-5pm


Pick up fired pieces October 20th 4-5:30pm


Join us this fall for a pumpkin making workshop! In this workshop students will learn basic hand-building techniques and skills. We will cover how to make pinch pots, connecting pieces of clay together, and smoothing and sculpting clay with one’s hands and various tools. By the end of this workshop, all the students will have constructed an adorable little pumpkin Jack-o’-lantern luminary to take home with them, just in time for Halloween!


Workshop Fee: $75 (materials included)




REOPENING CHANGES

Schedule • Reservations • Rules
Shortened studio hours, smaller classes and limited studio reservation times help us maintain a safe environment.

Monday: 10am-6:30pm

Tuesday: 10am-6pm

Wednesday & Thursday: 

10am-6:30pm

Friday: 10am-5pm

Saturday: 11am-5pm

Sunday: Closed 


All studio use is by reservation only except for quick drop off or pick up of items.


Thank you for your patience!

 
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