Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





7TH ANNUAL
HOLIDAY SALE

Mark your calendars for our Annual Holiday Sale! We will open our doors for the sale Friday, December 5th at 5pm. Come by and pick out unique gifts and housewares made by the friends of Clay Space.

DECEMBER WORKSHOP

Monster Workshop
with James DeRosso
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
5:30pm & 7:15pm

(each session lasts about 1.5 hours)  


James DeRosso will be in town for another monster making workshop! During this workshop you’ll make your very own monster with James as your guide. Sign up for a session by yourself, with a companion, or with the kids and you will have a fabulous time creating creatures that "go bump in the night"! Monsters can be picked up after firing is completed. Call now to sign up—these workshops fill quickly!

  

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ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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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SPECIAL GALLERY SHOWING


Jesse Jones


Pleasant Hill Pottery

Gallery Show at Clay Space

November 15 to February 15, 2015

pleasanthillpottery.com


Opening Reception at Clay Space: Saturday, November 15, 2-5pm


A variety of Jesse’s wood-fired, soda-fired and salt-fired work will be on display in our store & gallery just in time for Thanksgiving! Find a great selection of tableware ranging from plates to drinking vessels, mortar and pestles, colanders and pie plates. Jesse will be on hand to informally talk about the process of wood-fired ceramics. 
ONGOING SPECIAL EVENT

Playing with Anima Mundi (Soul of the Earth)

George Kokis:

A Sculptural Retrospective

continues this year. Until December 20th, on display at White Lotus Gallery, 767 Willamette Street. Stop by!


Sales from the exhibit will benefit Clay Space.

Read about the Kokis Project

PRIVATE STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE
Please call the office or stop in for more information!

FALL WORKSHOPS
Fine Silver Metal Clay Pendants, Earrings & Charms
with Donna Yutzy
Saturday, November 22
12pm–4:30pm 


This class will cover the various skills required to work with fine silver metal clay, including how to set kiln ready stones (CZs). Donna will lead students in designing and creating pendants, earrings, and charms, though students are also welcome to come with their own specific projects already in mind. You will have 10 grams of silver to create with. Pieces will be fired in class and polishing and antiquing methods will be covered. Students of all skills levels are welcome.

  


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Monster Workshop
with James DeRosso
Wednesday, October 29
5:30pm & 7:15pm 

(each session lasts about 1.5 hours)  


James DeRosso will be in town for another monster making workshop, and just in time for Halloween! During this workshop you’ll make your very own monster with James as your guide. Sign up for a session by yourself, with a companion, or with the kids and you will have a fabulous time creating creatures that "go bump in the night"! Monsters can be picked up after firing is completed. Call now to sign up—these workshops fill quickly!

  


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TILE–MAKING WITH
GRAPHIC DESIGNS
WITH BOB RICHARDSON
Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm
starting November 6 (6 week class)

Do you love vivid colors and intricate glaze patterns? Join Bob Richardson's class and learn how to achieve beautiful ranges of color with glaze. All skill levels welcome.

Call us to register!

PORCELAIN CLASS CONTINUES!
Starting in November
Two Classes Offered
Essence in Porcelain
with Katie Swenson
Monday mornings, 10am-1pm
Monday evenings, 6pm-8:45pm
starting November 3 (6 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.

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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SESSION 6  2014
November 3 - December 18



ARTIST PROFILE

Jesse Jones
Artist Biography
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.
Growing up in Corvallis, Oregon 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 and I continue to be drawn to the process of combining common raw materials, creativity and fire to create objects of beauty, utility and permanence.

I create a variety of tableware and sculptural pieces using wheel–thrown and hand built techniques. I work primarily through a subtractive process, throwing my pieces and then trimming and carving away the clay, leaving the finished surface to interact with the flame and ash produced during the wood-firing process. My work, intended for daily use, is a canvas that serves to record the energy, both subtle and dramatic, of the firing.  I am inspired to wood fire not just for the results, but for the community – it is immensely rewarding to work with a dedicated group of artists with a common goal. 


I have taught wheel-throwing courses for over a decade at both Clay Space and at the Oregon State University Craft Center. During the week, I work for the City of Springfield as a civil engineer, focusing on stormwater and habitat restoration projects.


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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Beginning in January 2015, Jesse will be part of an 8 week soda fire class where students will learn about soda kilns, how to create forms and textures in wheel thrown and hand–built pieces for an optimal soda outcome, and they will participate in firing their work in his soda kiln at Pleasant Hill Pottery! If you're interested in this class, please send us an email, give us a call, or check back with our class descriptions page for a full description coming soon!
CALENDAR

November 3
New Class Session

November 15
Jesse Jones Gallery Show Opening

November 22
Fine Silver Metal Clay Pendants, Earrings & Charms Workshop with Donna Yutzy

November 27 & 28
Closed for the Holiday

December 5, 6, 7
Local Artists Holiday Sale

December 24
Closing at 2pm

December 24, 25 & 26
Closed for the Holidays

December 30
Monster Making Workshop with James DeRosso

December 31
Closing at 4pm 

January 1 & 2, 2015
Closed for the Holiday: Happy New Year!

January 5, 2015
New Class Session starts


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Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm