Sculpting in Clay with Sher Davidson

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

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.