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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

  • HOLIDAY RAKU - December 5, 2021
    Dec 05, 9:00 AM PST – Dec 06, 11:00 AM PST
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    No Experience Necessary. Raku fire your holiday pots! BYO bisque or buy pieces to paint for $20/ea. Beginner Friendly.
  • HOLIDAY RAKU - December 12
    Dec 12, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Raku fire your holiday pots! BYO bisque or buy pieces to paint for $20/ea. Beginner Friendly.
  • Portland RAKU - Morning Ceramics
    Dec 18, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PST
    Morning Ceramics Studio, 239 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    No Experience Necessary. Raku fire your holiday pots! BYO bisque or buy pieces to paint. Beginner Friendly.
  • Portland RAKU - Morning Ceramics Sunday Session
    Dec 19, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    Morning Ceramics Studio, 239 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA
    SECOND SESSION ADDED! Paint and Raku fire pre-made, hand-thrown pots, with professional looking results in hours!
  • January 2022 Anagama Firing and Catenary Firing: Reduction Cooled
    Jan 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – Jan 17, 2022, 1:00 PM
    East Creek
    Lots of flames and some extreme surfaces
  • ChickenCat: Feb '22
    Feb 11, 2022, 8:00 AM
    East Creek
    Hot and Glassy surfaces, wood-soda
  • NIGHT RAKU - February 19
    Feb 19, 2022, 4:00 PM – Feb 20, 2022, 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.
  • Wood Firing For Beginners: 4 Days
    Mar 03, 2022, 11:00 AM – Mar 06, 2022, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Learn the basics of wood firing with a day of prep and a catenary arch firing with a small group.
  • Wood Firing For Beginners w/Making
    Mar 24, 2022, 10:30 AM – Mar 25, 2022, 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 May
  • NIGHT RAKU - March 26
    Mar 26, 2022, 4:00 PM – Mar 27, 2022, 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.
  • Spring 2022 Anagama Firing and Catenary Firing
    Apr 02, 2022, 9:00 AM
    East Creek
    Hot and Glassy surfaces, supporting our educational mission.
  • WildCraft Raku - April '22
    Apr 16, 2022, 8:00 AM
    East Creek, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Food and accommodation options for your stay at East Creek.
  • NIGHT RAKU - April 30
    Apr 30, 2022, 4:00 PM – May 01, 2022, 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.
  • ChickenCat: May '22
    May 13, 2022, 11:00 AM
    East Creek
    Hot and Glassy surfaces, wood-soda
  • NIGHT RAKU - May 14
    May 14, 2022, 4:00 PM – May 15, 2022, 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.
  • WildCraft Clay and Fire - May '22
    May 21, 2022, 10:00 AM
    East Creek, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Food and accommodation options for your stay at East Creek.
  • Dads Welding Family Weekend: Make a Stool
    Jun 17, 2022, 10:30 AM – Jun 18, 2022, 5:00 PM
    East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA
    Celebrate Father's day- camping, family art activities, and wood fired pizza for the whole family, and welding lessons for dad!
  • NIGHT RAKU - June 24
    Jun 24, 2022, 4:00 PM – Jun 25, 2022, 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.