Wheel Class

Wheel Throwing Workshop
Friday, February 23 | 
Fee: $35
Instructor: John Zogg 

The Hoffman Center Clay Studio
in Manzanita will offer
Wheel Throwing

Workshop covers basic clay art and throwing principles, introduction to the studio’s throwing equipment, and plenty of hands-on practice time.

The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and three hours of instruction, plus use of all tools needed.  The fee also includes glazes and kiln firing of your work.  The cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour.

Space is limited, so sign up online TODAY using the Add to Cart button below or by sending an email to hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Studio hours:
Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Thursdays 10:00am-8:00pm

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Monthly Clay Circle

Monthly Clay Circle
Thursday, February 15 | 11:00am-12:00pm
Session: $2

Create a really fun form in one hour with very few tools and a bit of clay. Imagine the possibilities! An orb, a gourd, a fish, a bird?

Mary Roberts will give a demonstration on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11 to 12.  You will follow along and have an orb at the end of the hour!

No registration required
$2 for the session
Clay available:
$1.50 per pound or bring your own

Monthly Clay Circle
11:00am-12:00pm on third Thursdays

February in the Hoffman Center Art Gallery

Exhibit Opens | Artists’ Reception
Friday, February 2 | 2-4pm

Gallery Hours

Friday & Saturdays | 2-4pm
Through Saturday February 24
Admission is free

Mixed Media, Painting, Collage, and Ceramics
Featuring Works of North Coast Artists:


Nancy Bond
Patti Breidenbach
J.S. Hauer
John Zogg

 French Village – Nancy Bond

  Queen Bee – Patti Breidenbach

Invitation to Participate in Group Show: Texture

Hoffman Gallery Invites You to Create Textured Ceramics
for March Gallery!

 Show runs March 2-30 Work due by February 25

Please submit 1 to 3 pieces
70% commission to artists
Functional or sculptural- for display on pedestals
Carved, stamped, sprigged, shaped, coiled, punched, rolled. All textures welcome!
All colors (examples are unglazed clay just to show texture possibilities.)
Questions: email Mary at the HoffmanArtGallery@gmail.com

Confluence of Color

Artist’s reception
Opens Friday, December 1 from | 3-5pm
Continues Friday and Saturday | 3-5 pm
through Saturday December 30
Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery

Hand-made ceramic bowls in a wide range of colors and sizes from north coast potters

Colorful Monoprints from six visual artists


Acrylic Paintings by Chris Biegun

Ceramic Arts Circle

Ceramic Arts Circle
Nov. 3 | 2-3:30 pm 
Hoffman Gallery

Please join us prior to the November Gallery opening of “Strange Fauna”. All North Coast potters are invited to become acquainted with one another and to hear about opportunities to participate with the Hoffman Center Gallery.
This is an inaugural meeting.

Please RSVP to HoffmanCenterArtGallery@gmail.com. We hope to see you!

Abstract Minimalist Flower Paintings by Zoe Swain & Narrative Sculpture by Dmitri Swain

Zoe and Dmitri Swain
Friday, November 3 | 3:00-5:00pm

The gallery is free 

Show continues every Friday and Saturday from 3:00-5:00pm
through Saturday, November 25

Zoe Swain’s abstract minimalist flower paintings and Dmitri Swain’s narrative sculptural ceramics will be featured and available for purchase in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery. The show opens Friday, November 3 from 3-5 and continues every Friday and Saturday from 3-5pm through Saturday, November 25. The gallery is free. 

Dmitri and Zoe have created a body of visual and sculptural works that draw upon and explore man’s relationship to nature. 

 “Mysterious, engaging, and modern. The Swains have developed a body of intriguing works.”

 Raku Firing At the Studio

September 24 | Sunday | 10-4
Organizers: Sharon and Steven Gibson
Fee $10
This is a special event for firing Raku outdoor at the Clay Studio.
On Sept. 24, glaze firings are scheduled for morning or afternoon with sign up forms available in the Clay Studio during open hours.  Forms are due no later than Sept. 20 in order to plan the firing. The firing will be rescheduled if it rains.

We strongly suggest that pieces for Raku be constructed from Raku clay and bisque fired at cone 08. The bisque firing will start Sept. 18 and we recommend that glazes be applied at least 24 hours in advance of RakuFee is $10.

Space is limited to 12

Sign up online by clicking on the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Raku Firing” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 678, Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

  Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Beautiful Bowls Class


Beautiful Bowls Class
Friday, September 1 | 10am – 4pm
Diana Crain instructor

A bowl is not just a bowl as any potter who has struggled to make the perfect bowl can tell you!

Expert potter and artist Diana Crain will help participants take their bowls from clunky to elegant in either throwing or handbuilding. Various surface decoration techniques will also be demonstrated.

The cost is $40 for 6 hours of instruction, clay and access to all the tools needed. Space is limited to 9 students. This class is for those experienced in clay and wanting to take their work to the next level.

Sign up online via the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your $40 check for “Bowls” to PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon.