Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene


Clay Space announces its initial Artist Residency Program

Many months under consideration and discussion, we are opening the application period for an Artist Residency Program that will begin this fall in Eugene. If you or someone you know, is on the track of professional development through participation in a post-graduate residency program, please follow this link to our residency page. We are excited!

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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

Wheel Throwing Workshop
with Tea Duong
Saturday, August 9 | 10am-4pm 

(with a 12pm-1pm break for lunch)  

All experience levels welcome.


Tea Duong will be leading a workshop at Clay Space! Come for two hours of demonstration and three hours of hands-on, guided practice. In a lively and entertaining repartee, Mr. Duong fills his workshop with a constant display of expert technique interspersed with amusing anecdotes of his pottery experience.


Call or stop by Clay Space to register today!

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Get involved with a real project!
starting September 13

This class will undertake a group project to design and install tiles to enhance the entrance to Clay Space. During this process you will learn creative ways to make and design tiles, as well as decorate them with a vivid palette of glaze colors. All skill levels welcome.

Call us to register!

Starting in September
Essence in Porcelain
with Katie Swenson
Monday evenings, 6pm-8:45pm
starting September 8 (8 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.

Please call the office or stop in for more information!

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!

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.

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SESSION 5 • 2014
September 8 - October 30
SESSION 6  2014
November 3 - December 18


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.

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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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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.

September 8
Essence in Porcelain Class begins

September 9 & 11
Handbuilding with Clay Classes begin

September 13
Accent Color II Class begins

October 1
Collaboration in Clay Class begins
Visit us on

Rogene Mañas
Donna Yutzy
Faith Rahill
Ellen Davidson
Donna Yutzy
Rogene Maņas
Samuel Becerra

Clay Space
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Noon - 5pm