Workshop: Clay & Food, A Beautiful Relationship : Pots for the Kitchen and the Table
Jul
20
Jul 26

Workshop: Clay & Food, A Beautiful Relationship : Pots for the Kitchen and the Table

  • Cook on Clay

Event Description: This is a hands-on, skill-building workshop for potters with wheel-forming experience. We'll talk about the process of making pots & developing skill and the decisions we make about pots for the kitchen and the table. Glazing and firing techniques will be discussed, and you will have the option to fire your pieces in the studio soda kiln after the workshop.

WCA meeting: Bellingham
Aug
6
1:00 pm13:00

WCA meeting: Bellingham

  • Stones Throw Brewery

Come join us in creating the WCA you and your friends would love! Help out our clay community by working together to create fun socials, shows, demonstrations, artists talks and whatever else we can think up!
Bring your enthusiasm, some food to share and pen and paper for those brilliant ideas!
This month we're meeting at Stones Throw Brewery, 1009 Larrabee Avenue in Bellingham(just a quick walk over to Good Earth Pottery, if you want a little inspiration before or after the meeting).

WCA meeting: Whidbey Island
Sep
10
11:00 am11:00

WCA meeting: Whidbey Island

  • Whidbey Island, WA

Come join us in creating the WCA you and your friends would love! Help out our clay community by working together to create fun socials, shows, demonstrations, artists talks and whatever else we can think up!
Bring your enthusiasm, some food to share and pen and paper for those brilliant ideas!
Please RSVP to info@washingtonclayarts.org for exact address.


Kirkland Arts Center: Heads Up Ceramics Workshop with Penney Bidwell
Jul
22
10:00 am10:00

Kirkland Arts Center: Heads Up Ceramics Workshop with Penney Bidwell

  • Kirkland Arts Center

Event Description: Ceramics workshop with Penney Bidwell. Presented by Kirkland Arts Center. Participants will sculpt a small bust using handbuilding techniques in this unique ceramics workshop. Guest artist instructor Penny Bidwell will share her personal method for creating faces and work individually with students to help you find your personal narrative and unique style. Penney's studio is in Denver, Colorado, and has artwork in galleries and exhibitions around the country. All supplies included.

Sarah Pike Slab and Texture workshop: Bellingham
Jul
15
Jul 16

Sarah Pike Slab and Texture workshop: Bellingham

  • DeCo Ceramics

Event Description: Sarah Pike, a member of the Canadian Make and Do ceramics collaborative will be demonstrating her slab building and texturing skills. She will be sharing her economical slab rolling practice and texture making skills. Students will come away with several new techniques for making stamps and making patterns for slab built pottery. Sarah will be coming down from Fernie B.C. and I am delighted to be hosting her. I have room for 12 people. Please email me direct if you are interested in attending.

Arbutus Folk School: Scratch the Surface: Dynamic Ceramic Surface Decoration, Olympia
Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Arbutus Folk School: Scratch the Surface: Dynamic Ceramic Surface Decoration, Olympia

  • Arbutus Folk School

This workshop provides an introduction to surface decoration techniques and how to integrate dynamic surface on student’s clay work. Students will develop a vocabulary of personal expression through drawings, patterns, found imagery and more. We will explore applying personal imagery and iconography through several surface techniques using slip, underglaze, newsprint paper, bamboo paper and tyvek paper stencil resist to wet clay. This course is designed to create opportunities for surface design development in our studio practices. We will work small and focus primarily on technique. My goal is to expand your surface decoration repertoire. We will focus on how to create and push ideas, push materials and techniques, and how to push your work further. This course is open to all skill levels. Hand-builders and wheel throwers are welcome. Previous experience in clay will be helpful!

PotteryNW: Artist Talk by Qing Qu from Perugia, Italy
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

PotteryNW: Artist Talk by Qing Qu from Perugia, Italy

  • Pottery Northwest

Event Description: Qing Qu joins Pottery Northwest from Perugia, our Italian Sister City as part of the annual DePoi Exchange. She will be working in the Pottery Northwest studios from June 12th – 30th. Join us on June 23rd to hear her speak about her ceramic practice.

WCA meeting: Millersylvania campground, Olympia
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

WCA meeting: Millersylvania campground, Olympia

  • Millersylvania Campground

Come join us in creating the WCA you and your friends would love! Help out our clay community by working together to create fun socials, shows, demonstrations, artists talks and whatever else we can think up! This meeting will occur just prior to our potluck and campfire as part of our Summer Social Weekend!
Bring your enthusiasm, some food to share and pen and paper for those brilliant ideas!
We will be camping at Millersylvania campground. Please RSVP to info@washingtonclayarts.org for exact campsites.

Pottery NW: NEONTOT show by Robert Bruce
Jun
2
Jun 23

Pottery NW: NEONTOT show by Robert Bruce

  • Pottery Northwest

Event Description: Robert Bruce’s two-year residency at Pottery Northwest concludes with the solo exhibition “Neontot”. Neontot is a careless, unabashed nihilistic response to the disposable, gentrified culture of the first world and an ironic critique of the art world. Humanity has paved over the beauty of the natural world replacing rivers, trees and open fields with highways, stadiums and casinos. Neontot follows suit by discarding the natural beauty inherent in crafting functional pottery and replacing it with fluorescent glow in the dark spray paint over a dangerously brittle ugly glaze.

Opening Reception: June 2 @ 6-8pm

Summer Social 2017
Jun
2
Jun 4

Summer Social 2017

  • Olympia, WA

Join us for a weekend of fun at the WCA Summer Social this June 2017! There are four workshops presenters lined up.  Potluck dinners.  Treasure Hunt.  Pottery Exchange and more... Come make new friends and catch up with old ones!

Art & Oysters Pop Up by Robin Leventhal: Seattle
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Art & Oysters Pop Up by Robin Leventhal: Seattle

  • Bowman Stone Way Apartments

Event Description: Come see Ceramic Artist and Chef Robin Leventhal Oyster platters in action.
Robin’s newest series of hand-sculpted oyster platters and salt cellars echo the natural shapes of the Pacific Northwest - flowing water, weathered rock and the bivalves themselves.

Come shop Robin’s collection and enjoy some briny Hump Island oysters, with notes of cucumber and melon - oysters are complimentary while supplies last. Art of the Table Chef Dustin Ronspies will whip up a mignonette or two for the occasion, and the bar will also open at Noon, offering oyster-friendly drinks for purchase.

Empty Bowls at Arbutus Folk School in Olympia
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Empty Bowls at Arbutus Folk School in Olympia

  • Arbutus Folk School

Event Description: Warm up with some soup, bread, and drinks and take home a handmade ceramic or woodturned bowl or cup! All bowls and cups have been kindly donated by local ceramic and woodturning artists, many of whom are instructors and volunteers at the Arbutus Folk School. Tickets for the event are $35 and include selecting a handmade bowl or cup to take home. Additional cups and bowls can be purchased for $25 each. Ticket also includes soup, bread, dessert, and a non-alcoholic beverage! Beer, wine, and Whitewood Cider will be available for purchase. Come early for the best selection of bowls!

Donations received from the event will be shared with The People’s House and the Arbutus Folk School. The People’s House is an emergency overnight shelter that also coordinates mental health and emergency basic needs services for the Olympia area.

If you would like to make a donation of bowls, please contact info@arbutusfolkschool.org

WCA meeting: Shoreline, North Seattle
May
7
11:00 am11:00

WCA meeting: Shoreline, North Seattle

  • Sarah Bak's Home

Come join us in creating the WCA you and your friends would love! Help out our clay community by working together to create fun socials, shows, demonstrations, artists talks and whatever else we can think up! This month, finishing up the plans for the Summer Social discussion of scholarships, new plans for future shows and socials!
Bring your enthusiasm, some food to share and pen and paper for those brilliant ideas!
Please RSVP to info@washingtonclayarts.org for exact address.

Emply Bowls serving Whatcom County: Bellingham
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Emply Bowls serving Whatcom County: Bellingham

  • Boundary Bay Brewery

Event Description: WACK will be holding an Empty Bowls Event in Bellingham on Friday, May 5 at the Boundary Bay Brewery! $15 entry gives you one handmade bowl to keep (made by local artists and students) and some delicious local soup!

There will be Boundary Bay Beers to purchase, and live music by local bands Coldwater Collective and BandZandt! It's going to be an all around good time!

In addition to our Empty Bowls dining event, we will be holding a silent auction platter show at the Old World Deli in Bellingham. The handmade platters will be up and on display for the month of April, and will come to an end at our Boundary Bay Brewery event!

If you'd like to donate bowls prior to the event please contact Dyana Fiediga at somegirlspotter@gmail.com

Soup Line at Gallery One in Spokane
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Soup Line at Gallery One in Spokane

  • Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Event Description: Join us for a casual evening of soup, art and friends to benefit our ceramics program. This annual event offers a great time sit down with your neighbors, eat some tasty food, and enjoy a laugh together while being entertained by local musicians. We’ll have an array of beautiful, handmade, ceramic bowls filled with a variety of tasty, homemade soups made by Gallery One’s Board of Directors and volunteers. The meal is accompanied by fresh breads and soft drinks and wine or beer for purchase with cookies for dessert.

WCA meeting: Freeland, Whidbey Island
Apr
9
11:00 am11:00

WCA meeting: Freeland, Whidbey Island

  • Freeland, WA

Join us to make plans for our WCA Summer Social in Olympia! Camping, Potlucks, Workshops! Bring a potluck item, your bright ideas and enthusiasm. Help us form the WCA into a wonderful organization for all its members.
This meeting will be held at the home of Jordan Jones and Clovy Tsuchiya in Freeland, WA on Whidbey Island.
RSVP to info@washingtonclayarts.org for address.

 PotteryNW: “Ideas about Everything” by Luke Armitstead
Apr
7
Apr 28

PotteryNW: “Ideas about Everything” by Luke Armitstead

  • Pottery Northwest

Event Description: “Ideas about Everything” is a sculptural ceramic and painting exhibition by resident artist Luke Armitstead. Luke’s body of work will feature large sculptures, colorful paintings, design, and plants, creating a collaborative and diverse body of work that is goofy, smart, stunning and sexy.

NCECA Portland 2017
Mar
22
Mar 25

NCECA Portland 2017

  • Oregon Convention Center

The National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is having their annual conference in Portland for 2017! So close to Washington, this is a great opportunity to explore the vast possibilities that are available within ceramics! Get registered now!

"THE EXPRESSIVE POT" : Jack Troy workshop in Bremerton, WA
Mar
18
Mar 19

"THE EXPRESSIVE POT" : Jack Troy workshop in Bremerton, WA

  • Olympic College Rotunda

Event Description: Jack Troy in this NCECA pre-conference event: offers you the essential tools needed to craft jars, tea bowls, cups and vases. Jack’s demonstration will serve to explain not only what he makes but why; how he thinks about where pieces go in the kiln; the forces of fire and the weather it creates. “Firing has everything to do with what I make”; in the front: heavy weather, dark and hot, in the middle: thinning out, in the back: cooler and swirling. “Action is what I think about, experiments and exchanging information”. Jack will demonstrate wheel work, making tea bowls, cylindrical forms, vases and functional work the first day; trim and alter, carving and texture the second day. His works are infused with poetry and the love of what he does; “It’s why I get up in the morning”.
https://www.6pondsretreat.com
The Jack Troy demonstration will be held at Olympic College Rotunda Bremerton WA
*Olympic College and Six Ponds LLC is proud to support NCECA in Portland, March 22-25 2017. for more nceca information go to www.nceca.net

Bremerton Artist Talk, Slideshow and Artist Panel: JTroy, MWeichman, SSauer, MPeck, JBenn, and FCarsey as Moderator
Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

Bremerton Artist Talk, Slideshow and Artist Panel: JTroy, MWeichman, SSauer, MPeck, JBenn, and FCarsey as Moderator

  • Olympic College Rotunda

Event Description: Join us at the Olympic College Rotunda Bremerton WA. for this NCECA Pre-Conference event - Free to the public.
Panelists: Jack Troy, Marie Weichman, Steve Sauer. Mike Peck, John Benn, and Frank Carsey Moderator
Jack Troy slide show / talk will focus on clay’s 20,000 year history and the art of the Tea Bowl. The panel discussion will focus on the NCECA theme of "Future Flux". "How can we continue to draw from rich historic traditions while reinvigorating their relevance in rapidly changing global societies? Join us in the discussion at Olympic College for "Future Flux" and help transport us to the ways that ceramic art and education will continue to matter."
*Olympic College and Six Ponds LLC is proud to support NCECA in Portland , March 22-25 2017. www.nceca.net *

PotteryNW: NCECA Pre-Fest
Mar
16
Mar 20

PotteryNW: NCECA Pre-Fest

  • Pottery Northwest

Event Description: The weekend before NCECA Portland, Pottery Northwest will host workshops, exhibitions, and evening events. Click for more info!
We will be welcoming the ArtStream Nomadic Gallery.
Reduced rates may be available for college students. E-mail us!

WCA meeting: Seattle/Columbia City
Mar
5
2:00 pm14:00

WCA meeting: Seattle/Columbia City

  • Columbia City, Seattle, WA

Join us to plan upcoming WCA at NCECA, the 2017 WCA Summer Social in Olympia, upcoming shows, new happenings for the WCA. Bring your bright ideas, enthusiasm and something for potluck!
This meeting will be held at the home of Liz Duarte.
RSVP to info@washingtonclayarts.org for address

PotteryNW: Amy Simons Exhibition
Mar
3
Mar 24

PotteryNW: Amy Simons Exhibition

  • Pottery Northwest

Title of the Event: This is Not My Beautiful Home

Event Description: Amy Simons' two-year residency at Pottery Northwest concludes with the solo exhibition This Is Not My Beautiful Home. The show features ceramic sculptures as well as prints on paper and fabric.

Clark College Alumni Ceramic Show: The Next Step
Feb
20
Mar 25

Clark College Alumni Ceramic Show: The Next Step

  • Frost Art Center at Clark College

A show with the beautiful work of our Co-President, Jordan Jones and fellow alumni from Clark College!

Event Description: Featuring the work of alumni from the Ceramics Area at Clark College in Vancouver, WA. A diverse range of ceramic work demonstrates personal expression found through the various pathways former students have taken to continue making work after school. 

ARTISTS: Elizabeth Alexander, Trisha Bottemiller, Jordan Jones, KeigKenzie Studios, 
Hector Macias, Yelena Roslaya, Lauren Ruhe, Aleka Tomlinson, Alyssa Willard

PotteryNW: Workshop with Randy Johnston
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

PotteryNW: Workshop with Randy Johnston

  • Pottery Northwest

Title of the Event:Adjusting Volume- Insights into Altering, Handbuilding, and Throwing

Event Description:
2017 Jean Griffith Fellowship Artist, Randy Johnston, will be demonstrating his process from 10am-5pm. There will be a potluck lunch break, so please bring something along. There is a limited number of tickets for this event, sign up today!

This demonstration will focus on using a variety of handbuilding techniques including; paper patterns, wood drop forms altering and assemblage.

We will discuss and develop the integration of form and surface for our work addressing both functional and sculptural intentions.

Insights and discussions into Altering, Handbuilding, and Throwing

There will be a spirit of exploration, fun and lively discussions

PotteryNW: Artist Talk: Jan McKeachie Johnston and Randy Johnston
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

PotteryNW: Artist Talk: Jan McKeachie Johnston and Randy Johnston

  • Pottery Northwest

Title of the Event: Artist Talk: Jan McKeachie Johnston and Randy Johnston

Event Description: Join us at Pottery Northwest to hear 2017 Jean Griffith Fellowship Artist, Jan McKeachie Johnston and Randy Johnston speak about their process and work. Jan and Randy will be working at Pottery Northwest for the month of February. We are pleased to offer them both the 2017 Jean Griffith Fellowship.

KAC: Altering Thrown Forms Workshop
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

KAC: Altering Thrown Forms Workshop

  • Kirkland Arts Center

Event Description: Cathi Jefferson, a renowned Canadian ceramicist, will demonstrate her techniques and will lead you through an exploration of modifying thrown pieces. You'll create exciting new forms, by cutting and folding clay. Cathi will also share the secrets of salt firing.
WCA members receive 10% off one class per calendar year.

PotteryNW: Andrew Hoeppner Exhibition
Feb
3
Feb 24

PotteryNW: Andrew Hoeppner Exhibition

  • Pottery Northwest

Title of the Event: Heads, Faces, and Vases
Event Description: Andrew Hoeppner presents “Heads, Faces, and Vases” a solo exhibition of ceramic sculptures which explore themes within identity and focuses on the artists abstract interpretations of the “self portrait”. As an artist amongst the craft community, this body of work addresses notions of aesthetics and object making, critically investigating his place within craft media and the contemporary art world.

WCA Winter Social 2017
Jan
15
2:00 pm14:00

WCA Winter Social 2017

  • Pottery Northwest

Save the date to come join us for our annual WCA Winter Social! This year, the social will be held at Pottery Northwest in Seattle. Bring your favorite chili. We will have prizes for the tastiest vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes! Or bring your best tasty potluck side. Art Gift exchange and a scholarship announcement. (Join our WCA meetings to help us plan this fun event!)