Clay Space... a creative arts center in Eugene





NEW GLAZE CLASS THIS SUMMER

Are you mystified by glazing options? Join us for a 4 week exploration of glazing techniques and how you can gain confidence with your glazing decisions at Clay Space.

Glaze and Surface Decoration Fundamentals: Terri May
Tuesday evenings, starting July 14th

6pm-8pm

In this teacher directed project-oriented class, you will follow step-by-step to create your own physical reference library. Every student will produce 14 small functional tumblers uniquely displaying each individual surface technique.

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Monster Workshop:
with James DeRosso

Monday, July 13th | 5:30pm and 7:30pm


James returns with his popular Monster Workshop! See how James creates characters that "go bump in the night" and make your very own monster with James as your guide!


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Layered Textured Pendant with Paper Metal Clay and Granulated Silver: Donna Yutzy
Wednesday, August 19th | 6pm-8:30pm +

Thursday, August 20th | 6pm-8pm

Whether you are new to metal clay and jewelry making, or are knowledgeable.... this is our summer metal clay workshop! Explore a new process and make a silver metal clay pendant with Donna.

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SESSION 5 CLASSES  2015

September 8 - October 30 (8 weeks)
Essence in Porcelain/Beginning: Katie Swenson
Monday, starting Sept 14 | 6pm-8:45pm

Handbuilding with porcelain and colored clay, for beginning students.

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Essence in Porcelain/ Intermediate: Katie Swenson
Monday, starting Sept 14 | 10am-1pm

Handbuilding with porcelain and colored clay, for intermediate students.

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Beg/Intermediate Wheel Thrown Pottery:
Mariah Williams

Tuesday, starting Sept 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 Sept 8 | 6pm to 9pm   
Thursday, starting Sept 10 | 10am to 1pm

Make almost anything you can imagine! Discover ways to form and texture your pieces.


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Raku & Related Low Fire Techniques: Karen Perkins
Wed, starting Sept 9 | 6pm to 8pm
 
Intermediate/Advanced students (some clay forming experience needed)
Here's a chance to experience immediacy in the firing process through use of a raku kiln.

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Accent Colors: Bob Richardson
Wed, starting Oct 7 | 10am to 12pm
Wed, starting Oct 7 | 6pm to 8pm
 
Do you love vivid colors and intricate glaze patterns? Join Bob Richardson's class
and learn how to achieve these beautiful ranges of color with glaze.


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FALL WORKSHOPS

Creating with Copper Metal Clay: Donna Yutzy
Saturday, September 12th | 12pm-4:30pm


If you are looking for the most affordable way to explore metal clay, this copper class is the class for you!

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Monster Workshop:
with James DeRosso

Monday, Oct 12th | 5:30pm and 7:30pm


See how James creates characters that "go bump in the night" and make your very own monster with James as your guide!


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Twig Ring Metal Clay Workshop: Donna Yutzy
Saturday, Oct 17th | 11am-4:30pm

This is a great fall workshop for students who have had at least one class in working with Metal Clay.

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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

July 13
Session 4 classes start

July 13
Monster Workshop with James DeRosso

August 19 & 20
Layered Textured Pendant Workshop with Donna Yutzy

September 6 & 7
Closed for the holiday

September 8
Session 5 classes start

ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAM


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

Be sure to say hello when you are at Clay Space! She’ll be teaching a wheel class on Tuesday evenings starting September 8th.
More to come later!
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!
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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Jon Burns
James DeRosso
Terri May
Donna Yutzy
Bob Richardson
Rogene Mañas
Katie Swenson
Faith Rahill
Ellen Davidson
Donna Yutzy
Rogene Maņas
Samuel Becerra

Clay Space
Open Hours



SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

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

Saturday
11am - 5pm
Sunday
Noon - 5pm