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Lake Oswego Open Studios Tour

Lake Oswego Open Studios
October 14-15, 2023 from 10am-5pm - FREE!

"Enjoy the art of 45+ local artists in 34 studios with everything from painting, fabric, jewelry, woodworking and pottery ~ to name a few! This free annual event, provides an opportunity for artists to present their art, their studios and themselves to the public. It allows artists to show & share their process and have an opportunity to sell directly to art lovers. Take a look at the "Map to Artists" page for information to help you plan your self-guided tour.
Click the image at left to go to the website


Vania Ceramics Night

Ceramics Night with Vania
Friday, September 29th from 6-9pm • $145.00

Are you ready to unleash your creativity and play with clay at her Portland studio? Join Vania for an immersive experience where you'll craft personalized planters, bowls, or mugs. No experience needed - just bring your enthusiasm!
Go to to sign up online!


Eutectic Gallery

Eutectic Gallery
Click on the image at left to go to the website.

Go to to order online!


What's Happening Around Oregon City

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What's Happening Around Astoria

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What's Happening Around Willamina

East Creek

East Creek Art
So many classes and workshops are available in beautiful Willamina, OR.

Click on the image at left to go to their homepage.
Click to see more - Workshops & Firing


What's Happening Around Eugene

Clay Fest 2023

Friday, October 13th from 5pm-8pm
Saturday, October 14th from 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 15th from 11am-5pm

Clay Fest is one of Oregon’s finest art & craft shows featuring an array of ceramic art and handmade pottery. On display will be ceramics from raku to woodfire, garden art to ceramic sculpture, plus functional dinnerware to decorative art. Located at the Lane County Fairgrounds.
Click on the image at left to go to the website.


Lane Arts Council Presents:

Lane Arts Council

Lane Arts Council
ArtSpark Online Learning


What's Happening Around Bend

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What's Happening Around Washington

Kirkland Arts Center Online

Kirkland Arts Center:
Take a Class Online!

It’s the perfect time to try something new or reconnect with an instructor you’re missing. By taking a class through KAC online this Spring, you support the teaching artists you love and Kirkland Arts Center, a non-profit organization.

to Sign Up - Register Here


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Ceramic Decal Printing Information

Georgies offers custom firing for cone 04 bisque, plus cone 05 and cone 6 glaze firing service. The form below can be printed for your reference. We load and unload our kilns on Monday and Thursday afternoon. Bring your pieces in with the name of the clay body and the temperature range that you want us to fire your work. You can always call us at the Portland store if you have any questions: 503-283-1353.


Hand Casting

Jeannie will cast hands of babies, old hands, or any hands that you would like.
You can call her at 541-530-8808.

Molds Wanted!

If you have ceramic molds that you would like to donate, contact Cassie Fort with Oregon State Hospital at 509-595-0944 (cell) or 503-947-0038 (desk). You can also contact her by email at

Help Wanted

email if you have positions available and we will spread the word...


Portland Community College (SE Portland Campus)

PCC Ceramic Teacher position Part-Time Ceramics Instructor Wanted -
• All classes are ALL levels and noncredit with focus on the wheel.
• Pay is $26.24/hr for instruction time.
Position starts January 2024
• Classes are held at the SE Portland campus near 82nd & Division.
• Various class times available, with 3½ hour classes running 10 wks.
• Many students have been taking classes together for many years.
• Wide ranges of skill levels and confidence, along with several
micro-communities within the classes.
Please send a resume (or list or link to a website) of your ceramics experience, training, and teaching to
by 8/31/23 to apply. Click on the image at left for more information.

Willamette Art Center (Marion County, OR )

Pursuits Studio Executive Director Position - Salem
Located at the Oregon State Fairgrounds, the WAC is a non-profit 503(c)3 organization dedicated to improving the community through educational and community enrichment programs. The Executive Director oversees all operations of the Willamette Art Center to further its Mission and implement its Strategic Plan. The WAC seeks a potter, artist, or art enthusiast with non-profit financial and promotional experience to serve as advisor to and liaison between the staff/patrons and the Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization, including overseeing personnel and overseeing financial operations such as grant writing/management and budget analysis. This is a full-time salaried position with compensation of $40-$60K depending on experience. Click the link to apply: APPLICATION FORM and the image at left for more information. You can contact Sue Karnosh at 503-999-5330 or with any questions.


Liz Larner Studio (Whatcom County, WA)

Pursuits Studio Full-Time Studio Assistant Position-
Liz Larner Studio is seeking a creative, driven, and experienced Ceramic Studio Assistant to participate and oversee the production, maintenance and inventory of a ceramics studio within a professional studio art practice. The Studio Assistant will work closely with Liz Larner and the Studio Manager in the upkeep and operations of the clay studio while contributing to the production and oversight of all ceramic sculptures. Click on the image get a PDF to print. Click the link to apply: Application Form

Ongoing Classes & Instruction

Heirloom Ceramic Studio (Sellwood)

Pursuits Studio Heirloom Ceramic Studio -
They offer beginning and advanced classes, workshops, membership options, and community engagement in a welcoming studio environment.
Open Monday - Sunday from 8am - 10pm.
Located at 8063 SE 17th Ave, Portland OR, 97202
Click the image at left to go to the website.


Pursuits Studio (North Portland)

Pursuits Studio Pusuits Studio -
They offer classes, workshops, and private lessons for small groups in a welcoming studio environment. Located at 2127 N Albina Ave #320, Portland OR
Click on the image to go to the website.
Click the link to see their classes: Pursuits studio


Jaja PDX (SE Portland)

JaJa PDX Clay Studio JaJa Clay Creative Space -
JaJa PDX is a performance art space, wood shop, ceramic studio, healing space and a collective of creatives. We have formed a group of diverse, like-minded individuals who come together to share ideas, learn from each other, build community, and create magic. Click on the image at left to go to their website for more information. Located at 819 SE Taylor St.
Click the link to go to see their classes: JaJa PDX classes


Slipstream Clay Studio (Waldport)

Slipstream Studio

Vicki Wilson's Oregon Coast Studio specializing in:
• 5 & 10 week classes
• Single night classes
• Full day artist workshops
• "Clay at Home" kits - individual project with tutorial
then returned for firing
• Custom firing
• Available for commissions!
Click the link to go to her website: Slipstream Clay


Monster Making - James DeRosso (SE Portland)

James DeRosso Monsters Monster Making Party at your house or his ...
I can bring a Monster Making Party to any location in the Portland vicinity, or it can happen at my studio in lower SE Portland. It can be kids or adults or a mixture of both. I teach some basics on working with clay and some monster making techniques, and then we spend 90 minutes making monsters together. I supply the clay, glaze, and tools. Glazing and firing is included. 
The price for a private monster party is $35 per monster maker. There is a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 25.
Email James at or call 503-381-1801


Morning Ceramics Studio (SE Portland)

Morning Ceramics Wheelthrowing Classes
$250.00 for six sessions of introductory wheel throwing class taught by Victoria Buchler. Class is held on Monday mornings from 9-12pm with additional studio hours available. All clay, equipment & firing is provdided.
Click the link to go to her website: Wheel Classes


Cathi Newlin Ceramics (NE Portland)

Cathi Newlin Classes available in the Portland area.
Cathy offers classes and workshops throughout the year using handbuilding techniques.

Contact Cathi for details: Cathi Newlin Ceramics


Tumalo School of Pottery and Craft (Bend)

Tumalo School of Pottery and Craft
Clay Classes with Yvonne:

Weekly wheel classes and special workshops on advanced subjects
The website is new and will be linked to the photo as soon as possible. For now, please contact Yvonne below ...

call 458-202-9430 or
email her at


Norris Arts Studio & Gallery (Camas, WA)

James DeRosso Monsters Classes and open studio ...
Now re-opened under phase 3 Camas, WA guidelines!
No walk-in traffic at this time. All formal classes & studio time must be booked in advance. Raku firing will be available again!
Contact Ted for more information at 360-824-5449
or email

Overglaze Firing Services

Lusters, Decals, China Paints:

• Use of a full Kiln - up to 2.5 cubic ft - for a fixed price
• Custom firing schedule to fit your overglaze product
• Drop off your work or BYO overglaze to apply at the studio
... 92nd & Halsey)
• Ready for pick-up in 48 hours
Contact Jules by phone/text at 813-506-9966
or email her at

Kiln & Wheel Repair Services

Kiln & Wheel Repair: John Alland Technical Services in Portland

Contact by phone at 503-867-7932

Kiln Repair: Jesus Gutierrez in Portland

Contact by phone at 503-628-9934 - email:

Kiln & Wheel Repair: Ellison's Kiln Works in Lake Oswego

Contact by phone at 503-636-8559 or cell 503-860-7074

Kiln Repair: Anna Stehle in Eugene

Contact her at 541-335-9847 - email:

Repair & Restoration:

"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! Contact Arlene at her studio in Battle Ground, WA ...

  • 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 her at

-- OR --

Jason Jones Sculpture Studio
does repairs and may be able to help you from his studio in Hillsboro, OR ...
contact him at 503-522-7287 or

In Search Of ...

email if you are looking for equipment and we will spread the word...

Used Pottery Wheel ...

• Louise Miller is looking for a used Pacifica 800 pottery wheel, but will take a 400 if available. Wiling to pay a fair price. Contact her at 530-921-9103 or

• Alison Gray is looking for a used pottery wheel, electric preferred under $500.
She is also willing to look at a used kick wheel for under $250.00.
Please contact her at

• Kaitlyn Dasler is looking for a used electric Shimpo wheel, but open to any quality wheel under $1000. Please contact her at or text her at 503-550-9242.

• Noel Higa is looking for a used Soldner electric wheel model P100 or P200 (preferred),
but will consider an S series, or a Lockerbie Willie wheel would also be an option!
Located in Twisp, WA - but willing to travel to Portland for the right wheel.
Please contact Noel at or 425-239-1701.

• Meg Justice is looking for a used Pottery Wheel and a used Kiln for around $400-$700. Please contact her at or text her at 541-517-2894.

• Kimberley Priestley is looking for a used Pottery Wheel for her daughter. Please contact her at or call/text her at 503-756-6018.

• Kristy Kavonian is looking for a used Pottery Wheel with a price range of $300-$400. Please contact her at or call/text her at 682-557-5830.

• Sean Vierra is looking for a used Pottery Wheel with a max price range of around $800. Please contact him at or call/text him at 541-913-3831.

• Kristine Schultz is looking for a motorized Kick Wheel for around $500.
Call her at 971-212-8162 or email her at

• Marc Bloch is looking for a good, used Pottery Wheel for around $300-$400. (Max $500 budget) Call him at 541-953-6804 or email him at


Used Kiln ...

• Madelyn Tarara is looking for a used kiln under $1000.
Please contact her at or text her at 650-207-6331.

• Kaitlyn Dasler is looking for a used kiln under $1000.
Please contact her at or text her at 503-550-9242.


Used Slab Roller ...

• Matt Smylie is looking for a used Slab Roller, about 30x50 and 4' tall. He is flexible and willing to drive anywhere to find one at a good price..
Call him at 541-609-0541 or email hIm at

Submissions & Calls for Entry ...

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Georgies Ceramic & Clay Co. • 756 NE Lombard • Portland OR 97211 • 503.283.1353
Georgies of Eugene • 1471 Railroad Blvd #9 • Eugene OR 97402 • 541.338.7654
Fax numbers: Portland 503.283.1387 • Eugene 541.338.7565
Portland Store Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00a-5:00p Pacific time • CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
Eugene Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00a-5:00p • Saturday 10:00a-4:00p Pacific time • CLOSED Sunday & Monday

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