Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





LAST FRIDAY IN THE WHIT!

5pm to 8pm this Friday

Clay Space will be open for extended hours.

Come in to work or visit us during the last weekend of "My Mother's Jewelry" room.
(A room full of mom's collection, gathered over 40 years on the islands, now for sale to new admirers).

The newest membership art studio in the neighborhood, Whiteaker Printmakers, will also be open, right next door in the Cox Cannery building.
NEW SCULPTURE CLASS STARTS IN MAY


A Show of Hands:
Jon Burns

Thursdays, starting May 14
6pm to 8:45pm


A “Show of Hands” is a sculpture class that will focus on the anatomy of the hand in a variety of poses. We will break the hand down into basic shapes and then build up the supporting elements to complete a more sophisticated composition.


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JUNE WORKSHOPS

Porcelain Spirit Vessels: Led by Anchen Texter & Katie Swenson
Sunday, June 14th | 1pm-4pm

A new workshop! Porcelain vessel construction led by Katie in concert with Anchen's shamanic help in calling in our spirit helpers and power animals.

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Lamp Making Workshop: Led by Bob Richardson
Wednesday through Friday, June 17th, 18th, & 19th | 5pm-7pm

Join Bob Richardson for this 3-day workshop where you will learn to create your own lamp from clay slab. Students are encouraged to come to class with their own visions of what style of lamp they would like to make, though Bob will also have several models students can follow.

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SESSION 3 CLASSES  2015

May 11 - July 3 (8 weeks)
Capturing Your Likeness:
Jon Burns

Monday, starting May 11 | 6pm to 8:45pm

Have you ever wanted to capture someone's likeness in 3D? Maybe even your own? Now is your opportunity to learn the ins and outs of sculpting the face. Together we will examine how facial features are incorporated into the face and not just simply attached. In this course you will learn how to build an armature for the head, build up the anatomy of the face, and refine and apply textures to the surface. In-class demonstrations and one-on-one time with Jon will help you trouble shoot and overcome many obstacles. Add these skills and new knowledge to your artistic repertoire!
 

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Essence in Porcelain/Beginning: Katie Swenson
Monday, starting May 11 | 6pm-8:45pm


Handbuilding with porcelain and colored clay, for all experience levels.

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Essence in Porcelain/ Intermediate: Katie Swenson
Monday, starting May 11 | 10am-1pm

Handbuilding with porcelain and colored clay, for intermediate students.

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Wheel Thrown Pottery: Terri May
Tuesday, starting May 12 | 6pm to 8pm

New Wheel Throwing Class offered for Beginning and Intermediate Students! Learning fundamentals and developing your own style!

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Handbuilding: Ellen Davidson
Tuesday, starting May 12 | 6pm to 9pm   
Thursday, starting May 14 | 10am to 1pm


Forming, texturing and glazing techniques, for all experience levels.

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New Clay Class!
A Show of Hands:
Jon Burns

Thursday, starting May 14 | 6pm to 8:45pm

A “Show of Hands” is a sculpture class that will focus on the anatomy of the hand in a variety of poses. We will break the hand down into basic shapes and then build up the supporting elements to complete a more sophisticated composition. In-class demonstrations and one-on-one time will help you trouble shoot and overcome many obstacles. Add these skills and new knowledge to your artistic repertoire!

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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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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

April 11
Stone Setting Advanced Class Workshop
with Donna Yutzy

April 19
Porcelain Spirit Vessel Workshop
with Anchen Texter and Katie Swenson

May 11
Session 3 Classes Start

June 14
Porcelain Spirit Vessel Workshop
with Anchen Texter and Katie Swenson

June 17, 18, 19
Lamp-Making Workshop with Bob Richardson


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 year 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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PRIVATE STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE


Please call the office or stop in for more information!
ONGOING SPECIAL EVENT


Playing with Anima Mundi
(Soul of the Earth)
George Kokis:

A Sculptural Retrospective

continues this year.

Stop by Clay Space!

Sales from the exhibit will benefit Clay Space.

Read about the Kokis Project

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 is on display in our store & gallery. Find a great selection of tableware ranging from plates to drinking vessels, mortar and pestles, colanders and pie plates. Stop by before the show ends in February!
7TH ANNUAL DECEMBER
HOLIDAY SALE


Our December Holiday Sale was a great experience, full of good cheer for everyone who stopped by and all who participated! Thank you for supporting the creative efforts of our local artist community!


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Ellen Davidson
Donna Yutzy
Rogene Maņas
Samuel Becerra

Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm