Friday, February 25, 2011

Workshop at MHCC

Mt.Hood Community College is proud to host Yoshihiko Yoshida a master potter from the Mino area in Japan. He will present visual images in the Visual Arts Theatre on the evening of May 27, 7:30. Yoshida will demonstrate his work in the ceramic studio on Saturday May 28th from 9:30 to 4:30. Contact to make a reservation for this one of a kind workshop. Yoshida was a student of National Living Treasure Arakawa.Prices are $35 Students and OPA members. $50 non member or non student.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meet an OPA Member: Mary Huels

Three things about Mary that have nothing to do with clay.

1. Is a Forester for main income and fights wild fires

2. Avid gardener

3. Tall because she had to out grow three older sisters to avoid hand me downs

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Era Messages: Selections by Garth Johnson-MoCC

January 27, 2011 – July 09, 2011

Curated by: Garth Johnson

Museum of Contemporary Craft invites artist, writer and educator Garth Johnson to curate an exhibition drawn from the Museum’s collection. As Johnson’s curatorial debut in a museum environment, Era Messages focuses on works from the 1960s to 1980s that exemplify particular moments in the history of craft. As Johnson explains, “This exhibition seeks to examine work that is timely rather than timeless – craft that is evocative of its era rather than existing in the netherworld of timelessness.”

Garth Johnson is an Assistant Professor at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. He writes about craft, blogs at and is the author of 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse. His DVD, ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living, was released by Eyekiss Films in 2009. His artwork was also recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA.