All the efforts of hours of volunteer work has resulted in the best glazing opportunities for the next several weeks. We are now pretty much up to the inventory levels we were targeting for the Empty Bowl sale the week before Thanksgiving. Your generous hard work, creativity and energy has us coming into the home stretch of glazing all our pieces.
The next three Sundays: October 8th, 15th, and 22nd will be dedicated to finishing up everything that has accumulated over the last couple of months. We have about 200 pieces that need some TLC glazing and decorating to complete the inventory. Please join us on these Sundays from 1pm to 5pm for this last push of effort to make our Empty Bowl sale the best ever – again. We will have experienced glazers on hand to help with the process. Come on in and learn some different techniques or combinations of glazes. This is the last, and probably for most of us, the most challenging part of the process.
Let’s learn something together, have some fun, have some snacks and GET THIS DONE!!
The studio is closed Friday the 15th, for an all day Oregon State Fair BBQ Picnic in our parking area.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
To all Artisan Village volunteers, a Tremendous Thank You! All your efforts created a great atmosphere for the fairgoers. Such great Raku results!
Again, you are much appreciated!
Kevin Herzberg, Artisan Village Coordinator
NEW CLASS ADDED….
Sign up for our Fall classes and workshops, available now online or in the studio. We are also offering two workshops:
4 week Mindful Sculpting with K.D. Rowell, Sept 20 – Oct 11, 6-8PM;
2 day Drum Workshop with Jim Ransom, Sept 30, 4:30-7:30PM & Oct 7, 4:30-5:30PM
Workshops & classes fill quickly. Click on the ‘Fall Schedule” button below!
There are two more Empty Bowls Clay-a-Thons scheduled:
Sundays 1:00PM – 4:00PM
August 13 & 20
Join us for a good time and a good cause!
Empty Bowls Chair
Artisan’s Village is just around the corner and we have a sign up sheet in the studio on the front door. Come in and take a look at it, choose a time and day(s) that work for you and sign up! You will receive a T-shirt, entry to the fair on your day(s), and free parking during your shift.
Thanks for your help!
- We will be closed July 3 & 4 for the 4th of July holiday;
- July 5th – 9th for the Marion County Fair (no classes this week);
- July 15 for Rust-O-Rama; and
- July 16 for a private event.
Due to popular demand, we are offering another 2-day Drum Workshop in July with Jim Ransom starting on Tuesdays: July 11, 5:30-8:30PM & July 13, 6-7PM.
Our summer classes and workshops are now online! Classes will start June 12th and end July 29th.
- Mindful Sculpting with K.D. Rowell, June 5 & 7th, 6-8PM;
- Drum Workshop with Jim Ransom, June 6 5:30-8:30PM and June 8, 6-7PM; and
- Moms Do Clay Day Workshop with Michelle Blumenthal & Christine Lamoureux, June 14 10AM-12:30PM
Workshops and classes fill quickly so don’t wait!
If you are interested in joining any of the following committees, please contact the center and the chairperson will contact you with the meeting schedule. Your input will be welcomed.
- Empty Bowls — Margrethe Greg
- Fundraising — Doug Dacar
- Marketing and Communication — Heather Skinner
- Membership — Jennifer Lassen
- Strategic Planning — Pam Baldwin
Board of Directors
Drop by Sunday, January 8 (snow people) and January 22 (Valentines boxes or dishes) from 1:00-4:00. The cost is $5 per person (children 3 and under are FREE).
Brian Nicholas Demonstration Workshop
Join Brian where he will be leading a demonstration workshop creating stunning carved bowls. He will discuss the design, templates, throwing, trimming and patterns, transferring designs, firing and glaze considerations. Tools, cutting and finishing techniques will be covered as well.
When: Saturday January 7th 10:00-12:00PM
Cost: $20, limited to 20 students
All proceeds go to the WAC Scholarship fund!
Due to the ice weather alert warning, the WAC will close at 1:00PM tomorrow, Thursday Dec 22nd, and all day Friday the 23rd. A high fire and cone ^6 glaze kiln will be unloaded Thursday morning. We will plan on opening Tuesday Dec 27th at 10:00AM.
Please stay safe and enjoy the holiday weekend.
Looking for a warm, friendly place to get your creative juices flowing this winter? The Willamette Art Center is the place to be! We are offering three December workshops for students ages 12–14 years and up and one workshop for advanced potters.
- Mask Planters with Sam Rogers
- Spike Raku Dishes with Heather Skinner
- Ceramic Whistle & Flute Making with Jim Ransom; and
- Throwing and Carving with Joe & Aubrey from East Creek Art
Scholarships for winter term classes are available. Applications must be turned in by Saturday, November 26.