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community studios: corvallis, or?

updated thu 31 jul 97


Kim Gillis on tue 8 jul 97

I'll soon be moving to the Albany/Corvallis, Oregon area and am hoping to
connect with a community pottery studio of sorts where I can minimally
highfire my work and possibly take classes. I'm essentially a hobby potter
with a kickwheel but no kiln. I would appreciate any information that could
be shared.

Thank you!

Kim Gillis
still in Maryland --soon to be missing Baltimore Clayworks!

Timothy Dean Malm on wed 9 jul 97

Earlier in the year I received a notice from the Salem (Oregon) Art Assoc.
concerning the soon to open Marjorie T. Sherman Community Ceramics Center.
The Center is to be an educational facility for ceramics and glass
fusing/casting. Salem is not that far North of Albany and this studio may
be what you are looking for. The address for Salem Art Assoc. is 600
Mission St. SE, Salem, OR. 97302. Ph. # (503) 581-2228.

Tim Malm

Craig Martell on thu 10 jul 97

Hi Kim:

You might want to talk to someone at the Corvallis Art Center, I think they
have a small scale program there. Also Linn-Benton Community College. As
far as I know, LBCC still has a good ceramics program and several types of

There is a new Ceramic Center in Salem, which is not too far away. It's a
huge facility and very well equiped. There are classes in many different
forming and firing types. The current director lives in Corvallis, his name
is Richard Shugart and the ph at the Salem Art Assn., that runs the center
is (503)581-2228. Karl Knudsen, who is on Clayart, also works there. Karl,
are you out there somewhere??

Our studio is in rural Polk county, about 30 miles from Corvallis. If you
would like to come for a visit when you get here, let us know. We know a
lot of the clay folks in Corvallis too and could give you some names and
introductions etc.

Regards, Craig Martell-Oregon (503)363-7486