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East Creek is a community art studio and retreat. Situated on 20 forest acres in Oregon's coastal mountains, the 40' East Creek Anagama wood fired kiln is at the center of our community

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ABOUT US

East Creek has been serving students, artists, and educators since 1983. Home to the West's first Anagama wood burning kiln, East Creek is also home to a 5,000 sq.ft. art studio with ceramics, wood, metal, and glass capability. The East Creek facility also includes camping space, tiny cabins, an outdoor kitchen, a wood fired pizza oven, and more!

Upcoming Events Quick Look

  • May 27, 11:00 AM – May 29, 8:00 PM
    East Creek
    A specially hosted experience for 4 in a catenary arch wood-soda firing
  • May 27, 12:00 PM – May 31, 12:00 PM
    Mountain Cat Kiln, Newberg, OR 97132, USA
    Wine Country Woodfire at Chehalem MountainCat Kiln with Mark Terry and friends in Newberg, OR
  • May 28, 10:00 AM – May 29, 4:30 PM
    East Creek
    A very special guest making workshop with Peter Callas at East Creek
  • Fri 24 Jun
    Jun 24, 4:00 PM – Jun 25, 1:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Raku fire, camp, and make wood fired pizza! BYO bisque or buy pieces to paint for $20/ea. Beginner Friendly.
  • Sun 03 Jul
    Jul 03, 4:00 PM – Jul 04, 1:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Raku fire, camp, and make wood fired pizza! BYO bisque or buy pieces to paint for $20/ea. Beginner Friendly.
  • Jul 12, 10:00 AM – Jul 16, 4:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Come to East Creek for a 5 day making intensive including materials, instruction, and making time. Everything you need, no experience required.
  • Jul 17, 10:00 AM PDT – Jul 23, 12:00 PM PDT
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Come to East Creek for a 6 day making intensive including materials, instruction, and making time. Everything you need.
  • Jul 29, 10:00 AM – Jul 31, 6:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Learn the basics of the potters wheel and more in this 3 day retreat.
  • Aug 04, 10:00 AM – Aug 05, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Come to East Creek to dip your toe in the world of the potter's wheel, camp, and make wood fired pizza! All materials included.
  • Aug 08, 10:00 AM – Aug 12, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Throw larger forms than you currently can, whatever that means for you. Throwing up to 60 inches will be explored and demonstrated.
  • Aug 20, 10:00 AM – Aug 21, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Learn the basics of wood firing with a 2 day making time at the East Creek studio in March followed by a wood-soda firing in October
  • Aug 23, 10:00 AM – Aug 25, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    General wheel demos, requests, instruction, and making time. Last chance for a studio wheel workshop before the Fall wood firing season (and school!) begins.
  • Sep 03, 10:00 AM – Sep 04, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Learn the basics of wood firing with a 2 day making time at the East Creek studio in March followed by a wood-soda firing in October
  • Sep 10, 10:00 AM PDT – Sep 11, 5:00 PM PDT
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    A Radius Community retreat with making, raku, and wood fired pizza. Non-members welcome!
  • Sep 16, 10:00 AM – Sep 18, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Up your wood firing game with instruction, making time, and 3 firings.
  • Sep 24, 10:00 AM – Sep 25, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Join this two day retreat for a considered look at traditional wood firing and an evening of wood fired pizza, followed by an Anagama firing in the fall.
  • Sat 15 Oct
    Oct 15, 10:00 AM – Oct 16, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Learn advanced Raku techniques including kiln building, horsehair and foil saggar.
  • Feb 09, 2023, 10:00 AM – Feb 12, 2023, 8:00 PM
    East Creek Art & Portland Clay Compound, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Join Samuel Newman and Maya O’Neil for a special glaze formulation and application workshop in Portland, culminating in a firing at East Creek.