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Clay Gallery

 

 

Every Tuesday afternoon I go to the Yaquina Art Association's clay workshop. There, a diverse group of people sits at tables in a big room overlooking the Pacific Ocean, working and chatting. We have fun, learn a lot, and turn out some fascinating pieces.

 

 

The reddish slip is clay from Mexico. The Maya glyphs you see are for Venus and the Sun. On the other sides are Mars and the Moon.

 

And the lid is the sky.

Laced box

Woven white and red snakes,

then rolled

Oregon (bigleaf)

maple plate

 

Paperweight-

paper clip holder

Western red-cedar plaque

 

Triptych, closed

Triptych, open:

"In Praise of Hands"

 

Red alder plaque

 

Cascara, or chittum

 

Chambered nautilus,

imprint of a cut shell

 

Imprinted twice

Sword fern

A tray for the kipple

on your desk

 

Pencil and pen corral

Pebble pot and the pebble it was formed around

 

In the summer of 2009, our clay class's work was featured for two weeks in an exhibit at the gallery of the Yaquina Arts Association: