Clay Studio Artists’ Pieces For Sale in Local Retailers

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.

Altered Reality: Textures and Colors

CLASS IS FULL
Friday, April 7, 10-2:30
Lunch break 12-12:30
(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, glazesoxides, 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.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Hoffman Gallery Highlights Processes

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.

Photo Credit: Artist’s Photo

Raku Ready Discussion

Friday, March 31, 2017 from 11am to 12pm
Facilitators: Steven and Sharon Gibson 

The beautiful glowing effects of Raku can 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 a Raku 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.  Sign 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.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Ceramic Address Plaques

Monday, March 13, 2017 from 10 – 2  (lunchbreak 12:00-12:45)
Instructor: Pam Jacobson

Pam will guide you step by step through the process of making your own personalized house number or name plaque from clay. In 4 hours, you will have completed a painted plaque that will be fired and finished for you. All levels of skill welcome!

Cost is $40 and covers clay, glazes, oxides, firing, and use of tools.

Space is limited to 10

Sign up online using the button below or by mailing your check for “House Plaques” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Trimming and Tooling

Friday, March 17, 2017, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Judes Hauer instructor

If you are familiar with throwing and ready to take your work up a notch, Judes will introduce you to shaping, trimming, and altering basic shapes. If you wish, you may prepare your own leather-hard thrown pot in advance to trim and tool.

The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and two hours of instruction, and all tools needed.  The fee also includes glazes and kiln firing of your work.  Follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour and additional clay is available for $1.50 per pound.

 Space is limited to 4 students

Sign up online using the button below or by mailing your $35 check for “Trimming and Tooling” to P.O.Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon.

Studio hours: Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturdays from 10 – 4
Questions? Contact us at: hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Tips and Techniques

So, you think you might like clay but don’t know where to start?

This is a great introductory class to find out about the tools in the studio and how to work with clay. You will gain knowledge and confidence with rolling, texturing, extruding, glazing and the process of clay.

Monday, March 20, 2017 from 9:30 – 2:00. (Lunchbreak from 12:00-1:00; we encourage you to bring a brown bag lunch.) Cost is $10 and covers clay, use of tools, and instruction. The cost for follow-up work time at the studio is only $2 per hour.

CLASS IS FULL

Register online using the button below or by mailing your check for “Tips and Techniques” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, P.O. Box 594, Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Intro to the Wheel

Friday February 17, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m

Mary Roberts instructor

This workshop introduces you to the studio and our throwing equipment. We cover basic clay throwing and you will learn how to center clay and pull a wall. There will also be hands-on time with the instructor. The cost is $35 which includes three pounds of clay and two 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 is only $2 per hour and clay is available for $1.50 per pound.

CLASS IS FULL 

Sign up by delivering payment to the Studio, located at the corner of Laneda and Division Streets in Manzanitaor use the button below to sign up online.

Gallery to Feature New Artists and Clay Pieces

The Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery in Manzanita will feature the works of local artists Pat Laird and Linda Petersen during the month of February. The show will also include an exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.

The exhibit will kick off with an artists’ reception Friday, Feb. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be on display in the Hoffman Center Gallery Fridays, Feb. 10, 17, and 24, also from 2 to 4 p.m., plus during times the Center is open for other activities.

Laird and Petersen are recent transplants to the coast. Laird moved to Cannon Beach from Battle Ground, Wash., and Petersen to Manzanita from Bend, Ore., after living several years in Hillsboro.

“Throughout the years I have worked with pottery, jewelry making, stained glass, quilting, woodworking and collage art,” said Laird. “However, it was not until after retirement that I began to seriously explore different methods of creating art through painting.”

“Creating artwork is all I have ever wanted to do from the time I could hold a paintbrush in my hand,” said Petersen. “Private or school lessons were not financially possible when I was growing up, so I relied on my eyes, my imagination and the DNA that ran through me, as my mother and grandmother were both artists.”

Laird is a past member of the Ridgefield Art Association and a former Juried member of the Alcove Art Gallery in Ridgefield. She has shown her pieces at the annual Holland America Tulip festival art show, winning in 2008.

Petersen’s works have appeared in various venues over the decades. “Art is everywhere, in everything and within everyone,” she said. “Discovering the art within us is one of the joys of life.”

“We are so pleased to have all these talented artists showing during February,” said Sharon Borgford, Gallery Manager for the Hoffman Center.

 

Vessels pictured here are among those included in the exhibit of ceramic containers created by artists in the Hoffman Clay Studio.

Glazing Show and Tell on January 19, 2017

Join us in the Clay Studio on January 19, 2017, from 11 am -12 noon to share your glazing results.

The regular studio fee of $2 per hour applies.

Glaze captain Pam Jacobson will be on hand to facilitate.

You are invited to bring a pot to show – either successful or not – but you must have a record of the clay body and all applied materials. No guessing!

This is also a great chance to bring an unglazed pot to explore ideas.

No registration necessary.