Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





JOIN OUR SATURDAY OPEN STUDIO CLASS STARTING JANUARY 30TH


Open Studio: Bob Richardson

Saturday, starting Jan 30 | 10am to 12pm

Work on the projects you'd like help with! Instruction available as needed.


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We had a great Holiday Sale in December! Thank you all for your support!


Early Spring Classes start March 7th!

SESSION 2 CLASSES  2016

March 7 to April 29 (8 weeks)
Celebrating Porcelain:
Katie Swenson

Monday, starting Mar 7 | 10am-1pm
Monday, starting Mar 7 | 6pm-8:45pm

This class is open to any level and is geared to a  personal exploration of porcelain with Katie as your guide.

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Surface Decoration:
Mariah Williams

Monday, starting Mar 7 | 6pm to 8pm

Explore surface decoration techniques and textured surface treatments.
Intermediate/Advanced students.

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Beg/Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery:
Mariah Williams

Tuesday, starting Mar 8 | 6pm to 8pm

Learn and develop the basics of wedging, centering, and creating forms on the wheel.

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Handbuilding: Ellen Davidson
Tuesday, starting Mar 8 | 6pm to 9pm   
Thursday, starting Mar 10 | 10am to 1pm

Make almost anything you can imagine! Discover ways to form and texture your pieces. Students of all skill levels are welcome.


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Open Studio: Bob Richardson
Saturday, starting Mar 12 | 10am to 12pm

Work on projects with instruction available as needed.


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WINTER WORKSHOPS

Metal Clay with Glass
with Donna Yutzy

Saturday, Feb 20th |
12:30pm to 4:30pm


Learn how to set your glass creations in Fine Silver Metal Clay. You will learn the basic skills of working with Metal Clay.

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SPRING WORKSHOPS

Copper Metal Clay
with Donna Yutzy

March 30th and 31st |
Wednesday 6pm to 8:30pm and continued
Thursday 6pm to 8pm

If you are looking for the most affordable way to explore metal clay, this copper class is the class for you! This class is great for the beginner and anyone interested in learning about working with copper metal clay!

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Rings with Metal Clay
with Donna Yutzy

Saturday, May 21st |
12pm to 4:30pm


Design and create your own ring. Learn how to make seamless joins and attach a kiln ready stone (CZ). You will learn to properly size a ring to allow for the metal clay shrinkage.

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SESSION 3 CLASSES  2016

May 9 to July 1 (8 weeks)

Class list coming soon!
ARTIST PROFILE


Artist-in-Residence
Mariah Rose Williams
Artist Statement
Utilizing the potter’s wheel as a primary tool, I create porcelain vessels inspired by my interests in Eastern Philosophy and Asian ceramics. My fascination with Asian ceramics stems from functional forms created during the Song and Ming Dynasties in China. Particularly inspiring are the works adorned with the sacred lotus flower and glazed in traditional celadon. The methodologies of Eastern Philosophy and design have truly fascinated me and significantly influenced my work.

Functionality generates a purpose for my designs, but I often consider form over function. I strive to create vessels that don’t have a specific intended use, but rather allowing a form to generate it’s own purpose. I contemplate filling these vessels with elements of vitality, nourishment or plant life, giving the forms an essential impact on life.

The processes involved in pottery making motivate me and allows for constant reflection. The never-ending challenges that arise keep me excited, and the subtleties embedded within each form continually captivate me.


Growing up in Corvallis on a small farm, I learned to work with my hands fixing go-karts, restoring cars and building tree forts. In high school, I took every industrial arts offering available, from welding to woodshop to ceramics. With clay the attraction was immediate; the processes of creativity, combining common raw materials, and using fire to create objects of beauty, utility and permanence had me hooked.  
  
  

I create a variety of tableware and sculptural pieces using wheel-thrown and hand built techniques. Most of my work is atmospherically fired in one of our four wood-fired kilns at Pleasant Hill Pottery. The first of these kilns to be constructed was a 60 cubic foot two-chambered Noborigama nicknamed Pepino, then a 125cf Anagama (The Tomagama) followed in 2008, a 35cf wood/biodiesel soda kiln was built in 2012, and finally a 30cf train kiln in 2014. These kilns produce beautiful and distinct surfaces. 
 

I have taught wheel-throwing courses for over a decade at both Clay Space and the Oregon State University Craft Center. 
 

My wife, Lauren and I live in Pleasant Hill with a herd of cats and chickens. I operate Pleasant Hill Pottery with a dedicated crew of local potters.

I create a variety of tableware and sculptural pieces using wheel-thrown and hand built techniques. Most of my work is atmospherically fired in one of our four wood-fired kilns at Pleasant Hill Pottery. The first of these kilns to be constructed was a 60 cubic foot two-chambered Noborigama nicknamed Pepino, then a 125cf Anagama (The Tomagama) followed in 2008, a 35cf wood/biodiesel soda kiln was built in 2012, and finally a 30cf train kiln in 2014. These kilns produce beautiful and distinct surfaces. 
 

I have taught wheel-throwing courses for over a decade at both Clay Space and the Oregon State University Craft Center. 
 

My wife, Lauren and I live in Pleasant Hill with a herd of cats and chickens. I operate Pleasant Hill Pottery with a dedicated crew of local potters.
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

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CALENDAR

January 4
New Session starts

January 16
Silver Metal Clay Pendant with
Stone Setting Workshop

February 20
Silver Metal Clay with Glass Workshop

March 7
Session 2 Classes start

March 30 and 31
Copper Metal Clay Workshop

May 9
Session 3 Classes start

May 21
Rings with Metal Clay Workshop
ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM


Clay Space is excited to announce our first Artist-in-Residence, Mariah Rose Williams!
Mariah arrived August 1st and has quickly acquainted herself with our studio, our members and the Eugene/Springfield community.

Be sure to say hello when you are at Clay Space! She teaches a wheel class on Tuesday evenings, and a surface decoration class for intermediate and advanced students on Monday evenings.
PRIVATE STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE


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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.

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Donna Yutzy
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Katie Swenson
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Ellen Davidson
Donna Yutzy
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Samuel Becerra

Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Monday
10am - 9pm
Tuesday
10am - 9pm
Wednesday
10am - 7pm
Thursday
10am - 7pm
Friday
10am - 5pm

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm