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Clay Space is Recognized as Empty Bowls Contributor


Clay Space was selected as the Arts and Business Alliance of Eugene’s 2017 Arts and Business Partnership Award recipient! The award was presented at the BRAVA breakfast on June 2nd in the Hult Center lobby. Clay Space and local potters participating in Food for Lane County's Empty Bowls fundraiser were honored this year. We're proud to be part of all the local artists who continue to create the bowls for Food for Lane County’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser!

Thank you, John Barry for the warm introduction, Dee Etzwiler for creating a beautifully designed custom award for the occasion, Jay Jones for a memorable video documenting this brief moment of acknowledgement (!) AND our Clay Space members and community supporters!


“POTS FROM THE EARTH” 

THE DAVID STANNARD ARCHIVE


During the first week of January the David Stannard Archive was moved to its permanent home at Mt. Hood Community College. It’s now under the care of MHCC ceramics instructor Joe Davis and located in a special spot within in the Visual Arts Gallery on campus. This archive, a collection of pots, clay tests, geological maps, essays, letters, books, tools, rock samples, and more, was left behind by David Stannard, an Oregon potter (1925–2009). Included in the archive are a collection of pots from well-known studio potters in the English tradition as well as a number of pots from potters whose work has grown from their connection to the University of Oregon. 


If you are in the Gresham area, visit this gallery! The quality of light, the space, the work displayed — all are outstanding!