Upcoming Event _– January through June 2011

Oregon Potters Association Ceramics Showcase

April 29th, 30th and May 1st 2011

Oregon Convention Center – Portland OR

On the Max Light Rail Line

— Free event admission —

Opens 10-9 Friday & Saturday       10-5 on Sunday


The nations largest show and sale of pottery, sculpture, garden art, home accessories and other works in clay exhibited in 150+ booths!

I will be in Booth B-9 — Stop by and say HI!!!


Upcoming Events — August through December 2010

Corvallis Fall Festival

September 25 -27, 2010

Central Park, Corvallis, Oregon

I will be participating as a member of the Willamette Ceramics Guild and will be in Booth #116.


Clayfest

October 8-10, 2010

Lane County Fair Grounds, Eugene, Oregon


Pat Weber Workshop

October 22-23, 2010

Linn-Benton Community College, Benton Center, Corvallis, Oregon

Friday evening slide show and discussion, 7:00pm – 9:00 pm FREE

Saturday workshop demonstrations, 10:00 – 4:00


Handmade in Oregon VII

October 30 – December 4, 2010

Oregon State University Memorial Union Concourse Gallery

An exhibition to promote the OSU Holiday Marketplace


Wildfire Pottery Showcase

November 6 – 7, 2010

Highland Elementary School (Old Kenwood School)

701 NW Newport Ave.

Bend, Oregon

6th Annual show of the Clay Guild of the Cascades


Festival of Guilds

November 9 – 14, 2010

The Arts Center

Corvallis, Oregon

A show and sale of nearly 60 artists from the various guilds associated with Arts Center in Corvallis, Oregon.


OSU Holiday Marketplace

December 3 – 4, 2010

Oregon State University Memorial Union Ball Room

A holiday sale to support the OSU Craft Center.  I will be participating as a member of the Willamette Ceramics Guild


Benton Center Winter Studio Sale

December 10, 2010, 3:30 – 5:30

A sale for work by the students and faculty at the Linn-
Benton
Community College’s Benton Center in Corvallis, Oregon


Oregon Hazelnut Country:  the Food, the Drink, the Spirit, By Jan Roberts-Dominguez

A beautiful book with recipes celebrating hazelnuts.  Jan has chosen to photograph the food in work from local artists.  The book is available in Corvallis, Oregon from Grass Roots Books and Music, The Inkwell Home Store, Garland Nursery, Tyee Winery and the Book Bin.


Upcoming Events — May 2010 thru July 2010

Kathy Jones’ Garden and Plant Sale

Saturday, May 15th (9am – 4pm) and Sunday, May 16th (9am – 3pm)

A Neighborhood Plant, Jewelry and Pottery Sale in Beautiful Crescent Valley (just north of Corvallis, Oregon).

Benton Center Spring Studio Sale

Friday, June 4 (3:30-5:30) on the patio in front of the Ceramics Studio

  • 757 NW Polk (Behind Borders Books), Corvallis, Oregon

  • A sale of student and instructor pottery and sculpture.  Gas-fired, wood-fired, salt-glazed and raku pottery all for sale.  Part of the proceeds go towards supporting the Benton Center Ceramics Studio.



Upcoming Events: January – April 2010

After the craziness of the Fall this is the time of year for me to be recharge my creative batteries, make some new work and get ready for the Oregon Potters Association Ceramics Showcase that opens at the end of April at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

Ceramics Showcase


  • April 30th , May 1st and 2nd, 2010
  • Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
  • 777  NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
  • The largest all pottery show in the country!
  • I will be in Booth B-12

Upcoming Events: October – December, 2009

October 9-11, 2009

  • Clayfest, Eugene, Oregon
  • Lane County Fairgrounds
  • (Booth 9)


November 2 – December 5, 2009

  • Handmade in Oregon VI, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Oregon State University Memorial Union Concourse, Corvallis, Oregon


November 14-15, 2009


November 21 – 22, 2009

  • Studio Sale, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Our first studio sale in our new studio.  Come celebrate with us!!!


December 4 – 5, 2010


December 11, 2009




Upcoming Events: July – September, 2009

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Soulgama 21 Firing – March 2009

 

A crew of eleven people fired Stephen Mickey’s Soulgama for the 21st time from March 26-30, 2009.  We had two days of  loading and a little less than 3 days of firing.  We opened and unloaded the kiln on Saturday, April 11th.  We ususally open the kiln one week after firing but since several of us had other firings the weekend of April 4th Stephen decided to unload the kiln after a two week cooling.  The extra cooling time didn’t seem to have affected the look of the pots.

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After two days of loading we started the fire late Friday afternoon.  Most of us had to go to the Ceramics Showcase meeting in Multnomah to pick our booths for the show.  Sandy Segna stayed and tended the kiln in our absence.

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On Saturday night we had our usuall pizza and potluck  dinner where Jim, Robin and Nathan Hominiuk cook homemade pizzas in the pizza oven made out of kiln bricks.  Everyone involved with the firing and invited guests bring a wide assortment of pizza toppings.

 

 

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To add to the festivities we also celbrated Brenda Scott’s birthday.  Sarah Chenoweth brought cake and noisemakers for everyone.  It was quite the festive evening and we even remembered to stoke the kiln when it was needed. 

The firing went well with good results.  We had problems with the pyrometers and consequently we let the front of the kiln get a little hotter than usual.  Good for my large stoneware pots … not quite so good for some of the porcelain and porcelaineous stonewares.  Except for the front rank of shelves the front of the kiln produced its usual beautiful, drippy and glossy pots.

The center of the kiln produced glossy drippy pots near the first stoke alley and quieter surfaces further back until the second stoke alley.  I want to try some sagger pots for the floor of the kiln in the middle section since this is often cooler and less ashey.  The pack of the kiln had pots with glazes since it is somewhat cooler.  Some great pots came out of the back.  I am learning more and more how to prepare my work for this section of the kiln and was pleased with the results.

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Two weeks after the firing we opened, unloaded and cleaned up the kiln site and stacked the next load of wood.
 
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Stephen Mickey and the Soulbuds

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The reception for the Soulbuds Show was a great event.  There was a good turnout, good music and good food provided by the artists in the Soulbuds show.  The show is in the Visual Arts Center at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon and runs through May 22nd, 2009.  The Visual Arts Center is a wonderful venue for the show.  The lighting is good and the pieces are displayed well. 

An added plus to the event was the celebration of Stephen Mickey’s birthday.  It was nice to celebrate the man who img_0003_300pixprovided the kiln and creative environment from which so many of the pots in the show emanated.img_0004_300pix1

Ceramics Showcase 2009

My booth at Showcase 2009

My booth at Showcase 2009

 
Everyone selling pottery at the show was wondering how it would go this given the economy.  Would people show up?  Would they buy anything?  What would they buy … functional ware, “artsy” pieces? 
 
The attendance was up for the show … I heard that the there was a 24% increase in attendance over last year’s show.  This was great to hear!  I haven’t heard yet anything about the income for the show.  For myself I didn’t do as well as years past but better than last year and better than expected.  I didn’t many large vases but sold a lot of medium  and lower priced pieces.  I was quite pleased with the show.
 
It was wonderful to seemany familiar faces and friends; both potters and patrons.  I also met many new people which was nice.

Upcoming Events: April – June, 2009

Ceramics Showcase

April 24, 25 and 26, 2009

Portland Convention Center

777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd

This is the largest all ceramics show in the country … really a great event that is put on by the Oregon Potters Association.  Stop by and see me in Booth B8

Stephen Mickey and the Soulbuds

May 1st through 22nd, 2009

Opening Reception — May 1st, 6:oopm – 9:00pm

A collection of work by 20 artists that have contributed to the success of Stephen Mickey’s Soulgama.

Mount Hood Community College Visual Arts Center

Gresham, Oregon

Glen Burris Workshop

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Linn-Benton Community College, Benton Center Campus

Benton Center Ceramics Studio

Corvallis, Oregon

Join master potter Glen Burris for an invigorating two day, multi-media

workshop featuring wheel and slab demonstrations, brush work and glaze

techniques. Suitable for artists of all skill levels. The workshop will

include a slide lecture from 7-8:00 p.m. on Friday, open to the public at no

cost and a no-host noon potluck on Saturday. For more information call the

Benton Center at 757-8944.  The cost is a $35 lab fee.

This should be a really good workshop.  Glen is truly a master potter.  I am REALLY looking forward to attending this workshop!

Friday, May 15

2:00-4:00 pm-Demo, BC140

7:00-8:00 pm-Free slide show/lecture, BC204 Free and open to anyone.

Saturday, May 16

9:00 am-12:00 pm-Demo, BC140

12:00-1:00 pm-No host potluck, North patio

1:00-3:00 pm-Demo, BC140

Benton Center Studio Sale

June 5th, 2009

3:30-5:30

The spring sale of faculty and student work that helps support the Benton Center Ceramics Studio.

Benton Center Ceramics Studio

Corvallis, Oregon