This is a special event for firing Raku outdoors at the clay studio. Pieces for raku should be fired at Cone 08 bisque and glazed at least 24 hours beforehand. There is a special shelf in the kiln room for your raku items.
For this session on June 21, the 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 June 20 in order to plan the firing. The firing will be rescheduled if it rains.
You must have pottery experience to participate in the Raku firing and you must be willing to “dive in!”
Fee is $10. Space is limited to 12
Sign up by using 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.
Saturday, Aug. 5 – 9am to 5pm Sunday, Aug. 6 -10am to 4pm
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will offer a two-day workshop, Mosaic for the Garden, August 5 and 6, led by Jennifer Kuhns, a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Tuition will be $150, with a $35 materials fee. Registration deadline is July 25.
This workshop is great for the beginner as it will cover the basics for exterior and garden mosaics. It will include information on the entire mosaic process from substrates appropriate for exterior use, their preparation, fixatives, setting, grouting and sealing. Students will create a garden mosaic ornament using glass tiles on a stepping stone.
Kuhns creates original mosaic art panels and custom architectural installations for private, corporate and public space. She says her work celebrates nature and the human experience and that she is committed to environmental sustainability using reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible. Her many workshops include teaching mosaic classes for the Seattle Mosaic Arts Association. Her work has been displayed throughout Washington and Oregon.
MINIMUM STUDENTS: 5 | MAXIMUM STUDENTS: 20
Register for the class using the Add to Cart button below.
Ceramic works by Mark Cavatorta will be featured and available for purchase during April in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Apr. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and the show will continue every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m., plus all other times the Center is open for programs throughout the month
Cavatorta’s ceramic art builds upon the sense of design and incremental building demonstrated in nature, from the cellular level to nests and hives and massive stratified geologic formations. His studio is located along a salmon-spawning, year-round creek, which flows into the Nestucca River and he lives a short drive from the beach. The cycles of ocean, creek, and salmon are important images in his work as he works to convey a sense of place.
Cavatorta started his medical technology career with a degree in Biology from the University of Illinois. Soon after moving to Portland in 1977, he took a class in ceramic arts and pursued advanced art and teaching classes while continuing to work in the medical field. By 1994, Cavatorta earned a master’s in teaching and began teaching art at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School. Since 1995, he and his wife Kim, in conjunction with the non-profit Community Arts Project, have conducted a summer art camp for kids (Slug Soup), and in 2002 initiated an art literacy program at Nestucca Elementary School which expanded to Garibaldi Elementary School in 2005.
The gallery is part of the Hoffman Center for the Arts located across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue. Further information is available at hoffmanblog.org online or contact email@example.com.
You can now find work by several potters from the Clay Studio in local retailers.
Barry Calvarese sells his tea cups and Buddhas at Manzanita News and Espresso, Mother Nature’s, and The Roost in Wheeler.
Mary Roberts sells her mugs and other pottery at various studio fund raisers. More recently she collaborated with the owners of Finnesterre to develop an exclusive “Manzanita Mug” in two sizes with rustic typeface and layers of glaze mimicking beach, sea, and sunset to remind people of the coast.
“Finnesterre owners Terri, Fred, and Matt have all been fabulous to work with,” said Mary. “When I approached them, they were immediately interested. They wanted to do something to support the Hoffman Center for the Arts and working together we were also able to address a frequent customer request for a unique hand made Manzanita memento.”
100% of the net proceeds go to benefit the Hoffman Clay Studio.
(Bring your own brown bag) Instructor: Mark CavatortaMark Cavatorta, who has taught ceramics for more than 20 years, will be our guest instructor for this unique workshop. He will guide you to transform textures and alter clays colors to create a colorful, dynamic work of art. At the end of the 4 hour workshop you will have a vessel of your own and lots of experience using these new techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: Workshop for experienced potters only.
Cost is $40 which covers clay, mason stains, glazes, oxides, firing, and use of tools. Follow-up work in the clay studio is $2 per hour.
Space is limited to 12
Sign up using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Altered Reality” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.
The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will feature the works of five artists in its Gallery during the month of March. The pieces will be on display every Friday, from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning Mar. 3, and all other times the Center is open for programs.
The show is built around the theme “How We Create” and highlights the processes the artists follow in creating their work.
The five are Lloyd Lindley II, painter (ink, gouauche, and oil glazing); Susan Webb-Rebecchi, textiles; Kathleen Kanas, basket weaver; Sol Neelman, photographer; and Corinne Beuchet, ceramics.
Photo: Lloyd Lindley II is one of the artists featured at the Hoffman Center during March.
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 11am to 12pm Facilitators: Steven and Sharon Gibson
The beautiful glowing effects of Rakucan not be achieved by any other means. But, Raku pottery often fails. We can help!
You are invited to a discussion with Steven and Sharon about how to make aRaku ready pot using the right clay and construction techniques. The firing session will be held in late May or early June. Date to be set depending on weather.
You must have pottery experience to participate the Raku discussion and firing Space is limited to 12.
Fee is $5. S
ign up online by using the Add to Cart button below or mailing your check for “Raku Ready” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 678, Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.