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NEW SCULPTURE CLASS STARTS IN MARCH

Capturing Your Likeness:
Jon Burns

Thursday, starting March 12 |
6pm to 8:45pm


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. Add these skills and new knowledge to your artistic repertoire!

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New Workshop
Porcelain Spirit Vessel: Led by Anchen Texter & Katie Swenson
Sunday, April 19th | 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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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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METAL CLAY WORKSHOP SERIES

continues this year with exciting offerings!
Capture Hard to Set Objects with Donna Yutzy
Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 12pm–4:30pm

Do you have a special object you’d like to see displayed as a pendant? Work through some creative options in this metal clay workshop.
Rings with Sterling and Fine Silver Metal Clay with Donna Yutzy
Saturday, March 14th | 12pm to 4:30pm


Interested in making rings? This new formulation of metal clay offers some exciting possibilities!


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New! Mokume-Gane Marbled Pendant with Metal Clay with Donna Yutzy
Wednesday March 25, 2015 | 6pm-8:30pm
Thursday March 26, 2015 | 6pm-8pm

In this much-requested workshop you will create a high contrast pendant as marbled silver and copper play off each other!

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Stone Setting Advanced Class with Donna Yutzy
Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 11am–5pm

In this workshop we’ll set a stone in a bezel AFTER the metal clay has been fired.

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New Classes!
SESSION 2  2015

March 9 - May 1 (8 weeks)
Essence in Porcelain: Katie Swenson
Monday, starting March 9 | 10am-1pm
Monday, starting March 9 | 6pm-8:45pm


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

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Wheel Thrown Pottery: Terri May
Tuesday, starting March 10 | 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 March 10 | 6pm to 9pm   
Thursday, starting March 12 | 10am to 1pm


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

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New Sculpture Class Offering!
Capturing Your Likeness:
Jon Burns

Thursday, starting March 12 |
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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Low-Fire Wall Vases, Sconces, & Lamps: Bob Richardson
Thursday, starting March 12 | 6pm-8pm

Light up your life while learning about low-fire glazes and application techniques! Bob will demonstrate making wall vases, sconces, and lamps constructed from hand-rolled clay slabs.

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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

February 21
Capture Hard to Set Objects Workshop
with Donna Yutzy

March 7 & 8
Food for Lane County's
Throw-a-thon at Clay Space

March 9

Class Session 2 starts

March 14
Rings with Sterling and Fine Silver Metal Clay Workshop with Donna Yutzy

March 15
Porcelain Spirit Vessel Workshop
with Anchen Texter and Katie Swenson

March 25, 26
New Mokume-Gane Marbled Pendant Workshop
with Metal Clay with Donna Yutzy

April 11
Stone Setting Advanced Class Workshop
with Donna Yutzy

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

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