Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene


Creating with Silver & Copper Metal Clay

Donna Yutzy

Wednesday, Jan 22nd | 5:30pm to 9:00pm

& continued on 

Thursday, Jan 23rd | 5:30pm to 6:30pm 

This class will show you how to create patterns with copper dots on your silver pieces. We will build pendants and earrings.


Take a Spin on the Wheel!

Mariah Williams

Friday, Jan 24th | 6pm to 8pm 

Have you ever wanted to live out your very own romantic pottery-making scene? Your dreams can come true! Come take a wheel throwing lesson with us and your favorite person. Couples, singles and friends are invited to join us for a night of getting dirty and falling in love with clay. You will be guided through the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel.

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Get a Grip! A Handle Making Workshop
Lee Dwyer

Saturday, Feb 1st | 1pm to 4pm

Have you ever noticed that some mugs/cups are more comfortable than others? During Get a Grip, we will focus on how to design, make and attach a variety of handles that look and feel good.


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Session 1: January 6 — February 29 
(8 weeks)
Magical Mondays with Porcelain 
Katie Swenson

Mondays 12pm to 3pm
January 6 to February 24

Winter season is now underway! Capture the essence of this season in translucent porcelain. Katie has been offering her style of hand building and we continue to be delighted with all that can be created from this brilliant clay!

Winter season is now underway! Capture the essence of this season in translucent porcelain. Katie has been offering her style of hand building and we continue to be delighted with all that 
can be created from this brilliant clay
Surface Decoration
Mariah Williams 
Mondays 7pm to 9pm 
January 6 to February 24

Create a set of your own ceramic test tiles using the extruder & gain a basic understanding of the extruder as another tool and means for creating.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing —AM 
David Winget
Tuesdays  11am to 1pm
January 7 to February 25

Are you feeling pretty good about your throwing skills? Ready for the next push? This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students.

Evening Handbuilding: Vessels at Your Service! 
Jason Solomon

Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

January 7 to February 25

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

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Beginning Wheel Throwing  AM
David Winget
Wednesdays 11am to 1pm 
January 8 to February 26

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.

Beginning/Intermediate Wheel Throwing  PM
Mariah Williams 
Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm 
January 8 to February 26

Discover the intricacies of working on the potter’s wheel. Learn and develop the basics of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel.

Morning Handbuilding: Patterns & Textures
Guest Instructors
Thursdays 11am to 1pm 

January 9 to February 27

This class will work with basic handbuilding concepts to create functional forms with embellishments. Explore and expand on a variety of handbuilding skills with our guest instructors!

Intermediate/Advanced Wheel
Tabitha Buzby
Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 

January 9 to February 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.

Weekend Classes!
Beginning Wheel — Saturdays
Meadow Scott
Saturdays  11:30am to 1:30pm 
January 11 to February 29

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!

Sundays with Porcelain
Katie Swenson
Sundays  1pm to 4pm 
January 12 to March 1

Happy New Year and what to do?! Consider a resolution to let yourself play with clay and spend Sunday morning learning about Porcelain.


Looking for private studio space?
Get in touch!

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Allan Kluber

Wednesday, Jan 8th-Feb 5th | 12pm to 3pm

Join us for a special 2nd offering of this workshop on working with horizontally layered colored clay. This is a technique Allan has been exploring in recent years as he renewed his interest in clay and color bands — and their relationship to landscape forms and metaphorical possibilities. This workshop meets over 4 weeks; includes independent studio work that will need to be accomplished during these 4 weeks; and concludes with a 4th and final meeting time. This final meeting time will include class discussion followed by a photo shoot with a professional studio photographer. Participants need to be able to attend all 5 class sessions. Instructor will be available outside of class during several planned “studio hours”. Open to all levels; some experience necessary. Limited to 12 participants. Class materials will be based on working with a white cone 5 clay. 

For additional informational on Allan’s journey through the ceramic landscape, refer to the article in the March issue of Ceramics Monthly: In, Out, and Back Into Clay

For additional detail on this workshop, 

please download our Workshop Description Flyer


Your purchases contribute to our educational and artistic endeavors!

George Kokis

We have a beautiful selection of work by George Kokis available for purchase. George Kokis, honored teacher and friend to Jim Laub, has chosen Clay Space to showcase works from his personal collection that are being offered for sale to benefit Clay Space. We feel privileged to be custodians of George's work and legacy. Ask about our special holiday pricing!

Please visit the gallery or call 541-653-8089 to purchase.


Karen has been working with clay for nearly 40 years. She has exhibited work sporadically throughout those years with more of a focus on exhibiting since retiring from public school teaching.


Karen taught middle school and high school art for 30 years. Many of her projects with students centered around public service and public art projects. Before and during this time, Karen taught ceramics through Maude Kerns Art Center, Lane Community College and Amazon Community Center. Karen was involved in helping Clay Space with some of our original class and studio plans. She began teaching occasional and specialty classes at Clay Space when she retired in 2011. We're glad to have her working with us!

Viz City interview with Karen for KLCC Radio on January 24, 2018.

Karen's pieces are wheel thrown forms, subsequently manipulated with hand building processes. By stretching and compressing after the piece comes off the wheel, each form emerges spontaneously, defining its own character. Frequently working with loose sketches, she often moves from original intent, following a trail that tangents the original idea. It’s a wander through the world of form, one piece evolving from the last.


Most pieces begin abstract in intent, with her interest following the grace of line or curve. The clay working process often yields a sense of story. Karen's many interests (horseback riding, kayaking, gardening and music making) are present in the forms of her work. Gathering curve imagery from following the movement of a horse’s withers or jaw line; tracing the flow of a tree branch. She loves to create lift in these pieces, working the feet to create lightness and a precarious relationship to the earth.


Pieces that reach out, suggesting gaping mouths, are at times bird-like, gestures of yearning, of request and of offering. "It pleases me to watch my images alternate between the absurd, a flowing form, and a croak, as I find strength in learning not to take myself too seriously." (Karen)


Full artist statement

The work of instructor and volunteer  advisor Karen Perkins and and several Clay Space related artists, is offered for sale at Earthworks in Yachats! 

Stop by when you are visiting the coast.

Later note: our guest instructor, Allan Kluber, is also represented in Earthworks!

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! 


Did you know? Clay Space, besides having a focus on education and developing the craft of ceramics, is also a production-capable facility?

We have the knowledge, experience and capacity to do small production runs – let us help you bring your vision and product to life!
We are equipped with both slip-casting equipment and a hydraulic press. If you have a project in mind, we'd love to talk with you!

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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Alissa Clark
Mariah Williams
David Winget
Katie Swenson
Allan Kluber
Meadow Scott
Hank Murrow
James DeRosso
Donna Yutzy
Bob Richardson
Emily Bellehumeur
Terri May
Jon Burns
Clara Lanyi
Pam Horn
Ellen Davidson
Faith Rahill
Rogene Maņas
Samuel Becerra

December 24
Closing at 1pm

December 25 & 26
Closed for the Holiday

December 31
Closing at 4pm

January 1 & 2
Closed for the Holiday

January 6
Session 1 Classes Start

Jan 8-Feb 5
Horizontally Layered Colored Clay Workshop

January 22, 23
Silver & Copper Metal Clay Workshop

January 24
Date Night

February 1
Get a Grip Workshop

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