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Sat, Jul 01


East Creek Art

CLAY BASICS: 2 Days - July 2023

Broad-based clay instruction, from clay composition to hand building, to wheel throwing to glazing and firing. This is the workshop to take if you missed Beginning Ceramics in HS or college.

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CLAY BASICS: 2 Days - July 2023
CLAY BASICS: 2 Days - July 2023

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2023, 10:00 AM – Jul 02, 2023, 5:00 PM

East Creek Art, 12251 SW East Creek Rd, Willamina, OR 97396, USA

About the event


12 people max. Indoor/Outdoor. Beginner friendly. 

Thursday, June 15, 2023 10:00a- Friday June 16 5:00p. 

Do you wish you would have take ceramics in school so that you could have a broad understanding of the process and vernacular? This 2 day workshop is the answer. We'll address questions like:

-what is clay?

-what is glaze?

-what are the names of common tools?

-how does firing work?

-what are common, basic forming methods? (wheel, pinch, slab, etc)

We'll do this in a fun and suppported setting which also includes plenty of hands on making opportunity. You'll learn basics, receive wheel and handbuilding instruction, see demos, and have a chance to try your hand at multiple techniques. The works you make will be fired for your later pickup. Bring your list of questions!

You'll get 3 forms of instruction- lecture, master demos, and 1:1 coaching. When you're not in the studio, enjoy the beautiful East Creek campus, hang out by the creek, go for a hike, or explore the local logging culture of Willamina, OR.

On Saturday night, July 1, we'll make wood fired pizza with dough and sauce provided. Bring your own toppings!


-2 studio days with 24 hour access

-camping (car or tent)

-daily instruction 

-daily 1:1 coaching time

-Saturday night pizza oven dough and sauce, BYO toppings

-25 lbs clay

-bisque firing up to 2 cubic feet


-tiny cabin stay

-bunkhouse stay

-fall wood firing

-return for raku day

-return for glazing

note: bisque firing is included, but glaze firing is not. You can choose to continue the process with us at East Creek, or take your bisque home to finish at your local shared studio.


  • Workshop registration

    Includes instruction, camping, clay, bisque,

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  • Bunkhouse Bed Booking

    1 night booking of twin bed in shared bunkhouse. Bottom sheet provided, BYO sleeping bag and pillow.

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  • A-Frame Cabin Booking

    1 night Private booking of the East Creek A-Frame cabin with 1 queen and pull out couch.

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  • Tiny Cabin Booking

    1 night Private booking of 8x12' tiny cabin with full bed.

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  • Non-Artist Partner add-on

    Bring a non-artist friend to participate in the food and fun, but not the making.

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