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Looking for a Few Good Artists
Swimcraft of Oregon is looking for talented individuals who can work with concrete in an active construction site. Swimcraft is looking at the strong possibility of being awarded a carved shotcrete project located in the Portland area, and is looking for you.
The scope of work requires that we place shotcrete (pneumatically placed cement) on a rebar grid then trowel, shape, texture and cut to simulate a cliff face. The job has approximately 5000 square feet of surface area to carve, and may take 1 to 3 weeks to complete.
The job of prevailing wage, and pays $40 to $50 per hour. It is extremely demanding both physically and mentally. This job requires you to work on scaffolding up to 30 feet high while wearing a hardhat, mask, gloves, safety glasses, and safety harnesses. Once we start we can't stop, so you must be physically fit.
Please forward your information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include any photos of past work that you might feel qualifies you to do this type of work.
This is a government project. You may have to submit to a drug screening prior to starting work. The job is temporary, but if all goes well, it may become a regular occurrence for this company.
You must commit to the project until completed. It's not a "take it for a test drive" job. Be prepared to work, work hard, and complete the project. Thank you!
Jeff Payne, President
(posted 13 May 13)
Photography: Wedlake Digital Studio
||"Wedlake Digital Studio focuses on the photography of artists' work and commercial products. WDS can manage the entire photographic workflow, from lighting setup and photography, to image colour correcting and post-processing. Images can be prepared for web or catalogue, or printed on premium archival paper. I am experienced in working with a wide variety of different mediums including ceramics, glass, fine art paintings, drawings, wood, leather, and textiles.
"My website contains more information about my personal background, examples of my personal and commercial work, and a full list of the services I offer. Wedlake Digital Studio can also be found on Facebook as a public page, where you can review a larger portfolio of my work. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you." -- Andrew Wedlake
Contact Andrew at 503.729.8965 (mobile) or
Wedlake Digital Studio: Website • On Facebook
Repair & Restoration: Dolls by Arlene
"Oh no, it's broken! What do we do now?"
It's a common question, and we get calls like that every week at Georgies. Arlene Martinez may have the answer to your question! From her studio in Battle Ground, Arlene offers:
- Museum quality restoration of antique and modern dolls.
- Restoration of items made of ceramic, porcelain, and other mediums or materials.
- Appraisal services from one piece to complete collections.
- Dollmaking Classes
- Authentic reproduction dolls
- Specialized firing available
- Complete kiln repair
Contact Arlene at 360.687.4321 or email email@example.com.
Classes & Instruction
Do you offer classes, tutoring, or private instruction in your studio? Send us the info, and we'll post it to help prospective students find you.
Adrienne Stacey Pottery (SE Portland)
503.232.4393 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Wheelthrowing and Handbuilding
Open sessions on Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm, or 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Cost is $220.00 for six sessions, which you can use whenever you want. Fee covers everything.
Lab times available for $10 per hour.
Private tutoring available at $60 per two-hour session, tailored for you.
Dirty Dishes (NE Portland)
Dirty Dishes is a new pottery collective on NE Fremont Street, and the latest installment in the "New in Northeast" video series by OregonLive.com. Kierstin Oliver moved her pottery studio from NE Alberta Street to 5709 NE Fremont, beside Pete's Bar & Grill and kitty-corner to the new Fire On The Mountain brewpub. Dirty Dishes is owned by Oliver and three other potters -- Kristy Lombard, Chris Paulsen and Jon King. The front of the store is a retail gallery, and the back is under construction to become a workshop and space for private lessons.
Dirty Dishes is open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and most Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Call 503.284.6847. To peek inside and meet Kierstin Oliver, check out Oregonian reporter Larry Bingham's video at:
New in Northeast: Dirty Dishes.
Dorothy Steele Pottery (SE Portland near Gresham)
503.309.1259 • email@example.com • www.dorothysteelepottery.com
Adult Pottery Classes
Learn to make slabs, then create bowls, cups, and plates using hump and press molds. Also learn to apply texture for surface decoration and color application. Class completes with the "Celebration of the Firing!"
Cost is $125.00 which includes workshop instruction, supplies, firing, lunch, and final pottery celebration.
|Four 2-hour sessions from 10:00am - Noon.
|Four 2-hour sessions from 10:00am - Noon
- or - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
(Contact Dorothy Steele Pottery for specific days.)
Kids Make Clay Pots
Have fun creating unique handbuilt pottery! Make slabs and coils to create bowls, cups, vases and plates!
Cost is $85.00 which includes workshop instruction, supplies, and firing.
|Four 2-hour sessions from 10:00am - Noon.
Wednesdays & Thursdays:
| Four 2-hour sessions after school
from 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Michael Metz Studio (Vancouver)
360.608.7968 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.metzstudio.com
Specializing in cone 6 crystalline glazes
Pottery lessons in individual and small classes. Call or email for more information, and visit Michael's website to see his work.
Events & Workshops
Clatsop Community College Presents "Crane -- Crow"
Terry Inokuma & Grace Sanchez • April 4th to May 9th
Clatsop Community College is pleased to announce an upcoming visual arts exhibit titled Crane Crow featuring Terry Inokuma, Ceramicist and Grace Sanchez, Painter and Collage Artist, curated by Richard Rowland, CCC Ceramics Professor.
Click image to visit Clatsop CC website for full information.
"Terry Inokuma and Grace Sanchez are currently Northwest Artists who are making their road to self-identity from two shores, America and Japan, so for me, to understand and learn more from their work, it is important to look at how cultural influence has affected their personal artistic styles, nuance and the iconography they have chosen... They are not just telling their stories; they are continually reinterpreting them into blended contemporary and shared melting pots that are alchemous and studied, emerging into honorific art forms that blur cultural boundaries." -- Richard Rowland
Their work will be on display from April 4th to May 9th, 2013 in CCCs Art Gallery, 1799 Lexington Ave, Astoria Oregon. CCC Art Center Gallery will host an opening reception on April 4th at 6:00 pm, which is free and open to the public. The artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be provided.
Museum of Contemporary Craft Presents
Craft Perspectives: A Workshop with Ayumi Horie
Sunday, May 19 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St • Portland, OR 97210
Museum of Contemporary Craft is thrilled to present a day of demonstrations with Maine-based studio potter Ayumi Horie. A potter's relationship to clay is one of nuance, born of trial and lots of error. Ayumi Horie has developed a unique approach -- dry throwing -- that chronicles the honest history of each pot's creation while simultaneously celebrating the inherent idiosyncracies of clay. Inspired by a variety of aesthetics from Mingei to anime to old New England, Ayumi combines this sincere yet intuitive construction process with depictions of dynamic animal characters drawn onto the slip-covered pot.
Selected as the first "Ceramic Artist of the Year" by Ceramics Monthly magazine, Ayumi is widely recognized for her unique voice in contemporary ceramics, and for her effective implementation of digital marketing and use of social media to engage her audience in entrepreneurial endeavors and to bring about social action. In 2008 she organized Obamaware, an auction of custom-made Obama-themed tableware, which raised over $10,000 for the Obama-Biden campaign. The day after the devastating tsunamis hit Japan in 2011, Ayumi organized Handmade for Japan, an online auction fundraiser, which has raised over $100,000 to date. Ayumi's work can be found online at ayumihorie.com.
In this one-day demonstration workshop, Ayumi will present her process, discuss her relationship with pots and materials, and expound upon the trials and tribulations of the life of a contemporary studio potter.
9:00am - Noon
Introduction & demos including throwing and construction.
|9:00am - Noon
Break for lunch.
|9:00am - Noon
Assemblage, decoration, and drawing on clay.
Click image to visit EventBrite.com, where you can enroll for the workshop.
Registration is limited!
$75 per person for the full-day workshop.
$60 for MoCC members, or PNCA and OCAC students with ID.
Not a Museum member? Join at http://museumofcontemporarycraft.org.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
Upgrading, downsizing, or changing your equipment needs for a new medium? Offer equipment, supplies, or other items here for sale.
Kiln Parts: Build Your Own Cone 10 Kiln
"This is everything you need to make your own kiln. I designed my kiln and built it without any cement or other substance or metal to fix the blanket to the inside. I would be happy to share that information with you. This kiln can go up to cone 10 if you want it to. The equipment includes:
- 20-gallon propane tank and pressure gauge
- Hoses to hook up to the blower.
- Blower for the kiln.
- Unbreakable pyrometer with ceramic tip covered in metal and cover for the temperature gauge (designed and made by welding company). Perfect for outdoor raku!
- Paasche air compressor with sprayer and hose. ($186 new, but selling it barely used for half-price).
- Ceramic blanket
- Fire brick enough to build a kiln with 1.5 feet diameter.
- Two boxes of insulating brick (enough to line the kiln).
- Hand-made lid.
EVERYTHING GOES FOR $280, or you can buy items separately. I am in Clark County; the house is really easy to find in Battle Ground. It's easier to get here from Georgies than going from Georgies to Beaverton!
Email Gay Angelos at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Is your work appearing in a gallery? Congrats and good work! Send us the info about your upcoming show, where and when, and we'll share your news.
Euctectic Gallery presents Monoliths & Megaliths
by Brad Mildrexler
from April 5th to May 25th.
Click thumbnail for more information at Eutectic Gallery's website.
Submissions & Calls for Entry
Are you organizing an art show, a sale, or a competition coming up? If you publicize it, they will come...
Call to Artists
for the West Linn Fine Arts Festival
August 3-4 at Marylhurst University
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