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QueerCat 2024: May 31- June 2

East Creek's second annual LGBTQIA+-led firing of the Chicken Cat Kiln!

Interested in joining for the first time? Email for more info!

Wood-Fire Weekend, camping at East Creek Art in Willamina, OR
10 am, Fri. May 31 - Sun. June 2

Kiln Unload at East Creek Art in Willamina, OR
Sat. June 8, 10 am

What is Queer Cat?!
Queer Cat is a free annual ceramic art program serving LGBTQIA+ artists in the Portland area, driven by community-building, advocacy, and accessibility. Our programming provides queer folks an access point and launchpad for growth in the local wood-fire ceramics community, centering clay education, mentorship, and the creation of ceramic art. Queer Cat challenges patriarchal, racist, and ableist norms pervasive in wood-fire spaces by supporting access for QTBIPOC, increasing gender diversity, and offering clay education at no cost.

To that end, Queer Cat programming includes free workshops, community events, and opportunities for leadership, mentorship, and education – like this one! For more information on the program and to follow along and follow us on Instagram @queercatfiring.

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Please email if you would like a donation receipt for taxes

Queer Cat remains FREE and accessible thanks to the support of our generous donors and sponsors. Join the organizations that support our mission!

Queer Cat is a program of the Rural Craft Education Association, a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, tax ID number 93-1577457.

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