Wildfire Ceramic Showcase 2018

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The Guild’s annual ceramic showcase and sale takes place this year on Saturday, November 3, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, November 4, 10 am – 4 pm.

Come explore the works of over 25 of Oregon’s premier ceramic artists at the Highland School gymnasium, 701 NW Newport Avenue, Bend, Oregon.

• Free Admission & Parking
• Raffle
• Live Demonstrations
• Kids Clay Area
• Gallery

See you there!

Clay Stories!

Clay Stories is coming to the June meeting!

Several years ago I came up with an idea that took place at the NCECA conference in Providence, Rhode Island, and ever since then it has been an annual feature at NCECA. The event is called Clay Stories, and I am going to host a homegrown version of Clay Stories in our upcoming guild meeting on June 16, 2018.

The idea is simple. As potters, whether we are full time or part time, we have seen some shit. And that shit needs to be shared…with other potters! You might have a story about a pot or potter who has inspired you in some way, about a spectacular firing, about a kiln disaster, or about the way clay has changed your life in some way. Your story can be funny, heartbreaking, touching, or amazing in any of an infinite number of ways. So, come to the June meeting, and bring a story to share! I’ve got some good ones from my early days in clay with Jim Romberg in the pottery studio at SOSC in Ashland, as well as some stories about potters I’ve met at different workshops  over the years. The odds are really good that you too have some stories to tell – so bring your ideas and entertain us!

The stories are oral – no need to write down your story and then read it aloud – just tell the story the old fashioned way.

The only limitation to the story that you tell is that it can be no longer than 5 minutes long.

If you have any questions please email me.

Cheers, Owen

Wildfire Ceramics Showcase 2016

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When: Saturday Nov. 5th, 10 am – 5 pm • Sunday Nov. 6th, 10 am – 4 pm.

Where: Highland School (Old Kenwood School), 701 NW Newport Ave, Bend, OR. 

It’s that time of year again – time for the annual Wildfire Ceramics Showcase in Bend, Oregon! Featuring the work of many of our immensely talented ceramic artists, the Showcase includes free admission and parking, live pottery demonstrations, a kids clay area, a raffle, and of course an amazing display of thousands of handmade pots to choose from.

We hope to see you there!!

 

Understanding Glazes Classes!

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Update: If you missed the first class or want to see the slideshow again, it is up on YouTube at this link.

Time: 6 pm – 8 pm.

Location: The Art Station

Dates: Three Thursdays – May 26, June 9, and June 16, 2016.

Bring: Curiosity about glazes, a notebook, and your questions. (Hecklers will be escorted out by security.)

Cost: Free to members. If you are not a member please bring $20 to the first class so that you can become a member.

Do you want to learn more about glazes?

Do you mix your own glazes? Do you buy some or all of your glazes but want to start mixing your own? Have you, like me, mixed countless recipes from books, articles, and websites only to find that the pots you made with the glaze looks nothing like the photos of the glaze you saw? Do you have a favorite glaze that is finicky and you want to learn how to make it behave? Continue reading “Understanding Glazes Classes!”

Michael Gwinup Raku workshop April 2016!

Just a reminder that Michael Gwinup’s raku workshop is the weekend of April 2 & 3, 2016, beginning with a potluck and free slide show on Friday April 1st that is open to all.

Potluck begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, at the Gwinup’s home, followed by Mike and Michele’s slide presentation at 7:00.  Hope to see you there!

Also of note, Michael’s raku is featured during the month of March at the Red Chair Gallery in downtown Bend. So get on down there and check it out!

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