Raku Firing

Raku Firing 
June 30, Friday, 10-4
Organizers: Sharon and Steven Gibson
 
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.

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Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

Teapot Class

Hoffman Clay Studio Teapot Class
June 14, Wednesday, 1-3pm

Instructor: Barbara Temple Ayres

Learn to make a tea pot by focusing on how to make the spout, lid, and handle. The class fee of $35 includes clay, glazes, and instruction. Must have experience with throwing or hand-building.

Space is limited to 6

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

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

 

Ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson

June 2 — June 24
Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm

We are very pleased to announce that the colorful and evocative ceramic sculpture of Sher Davidson will be featured and available for purchase during June in the Hoffman Center for the Arts Gallery.

An artists’ reception will be held on June 2 from 3pm to 5pm and will continue through June 24 on every Friday and Saturday from 3 to 5pm.

Create vibrant, colorful mosaic art for the garden!

Mosaic Workshop
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.

Sculpting in Clay with Sher Davidson

This class is CANCELLED.

June 2, 2017 | 1-3pm
Instructor: Sher Davidson

A visual artist for over 30 years, Sher worked as a metal smith to design and create custom jewelry. In the past thirteen years, she returned to painting and sculpting. She makes her part time home in Nehalem Oregon and in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Her work was recently presented along side the painter who inspired them, Ruben Morales.

Sher will demonstrate the step by step process of creating sculpture from clay, starting with a sketch or photo to fully formed and ready for firing. This is not a hands-on workshop but Sher’s upbeat conversation style will make this demo very informative.  All levels of skill are welcome.  Cost is $30.

Space is limited to 20

Sign up using the Add to Cart button below or by mailing your check for “Sculpting in Clay” to Hoffman Center for the Arts, PO Box 678, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130.

Questions? Contact us at:  hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com

 

Three Potters ~Three Perspectives

 

The ceramic art of North Coast Potters

Kathleen Kanas
Kathleen Larson
Pam Jacobson

Will be featured and available for purchase during the month of May
Hoffman Gallery, 594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita
Show opens with an artists’ reception
April 28 |3-5 and continues every
Friday & Saturday from 3-5 until May 21

Raven ~ Kathleen Larson

Gallery Features Mark Cavatorta Ceramics

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 hoffmanclaystudio@gmail.com.

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