Address: 225 SE 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
“A Community Space for Ceramic Artists”
Morning Ceramics is a maker’s space that has a community first policy. Located in the heart of inner SE Portland Oregon, Alexa and Peter were inspired to open this community clay studio through the search and desire to create a welcoming and inclusive space to make and create. They offer 66 hours of open studio time per week along with 5 private resident artist spaces with 24/7 access.
As potters, we all have a story of how we first came to clay. Alexa became hooked in highschool. She loved the creative expression that clay offers, the endless opportunities and interesting processes that she was exposed to at a young age. This interest became a life-long obsession when she became immersed in the AMOCA Ceramic Studio in Pomona California. AMOCA exposed Alexa to the rich communal tradition of ceramic art. She found a group of people bound by a common love of clay.
With a relocation to Portland, Alexa began to crave the same sense of community that she had found at AMOCA. She and her partner met in Portland, started a life together and the idea of Morning Ceramics took root. With great support from the Portland Clay Community, Morning Ceramics has become a reality. This budding studio was made possible by Portland’s robust community of makers. We share our love for clay, problem solve together and the building of this studio stands as a testament to the values that many of us in the ceramic community feel is inherent to the craft.
We all have our origin story and Morning Ceramics has a vision of providing makers at all stages of their clay journey a space and community to continue down their path. With the intention of offering space, time and facilities for ceramic artists at any stage. Morning Ceramics has logically added classes to their offerings to support their members in this journey. Alexa and Peter are excited to expand their network, provide their members with more educational opportunities, and continue fostering a space and community to experience the magic of clay.
Radius Community Art Studio
Address: 322 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214
Radius began in an apartment in 2002, with a simple mission of offering art classes to the local community. This mission continues today under the vision and stewardship of Korin Noelle. Korin joined the studio as an artist in 2008, and became owner/operator of this iconic Portland establishment in 2014. In May of 2019, Radius Community Art Studio expanded, opening its doors to the Radius Annex at 3022 E Burnside St.
Radius Community Art Studios is a creative community offering workshops, maker studios and the Radius Annex, a gallery and retail shop. We believe that creativity is power, and our vision is to provide opportunities for everyone to explore that power within themselves. We are artists, makers, friends and weirdos who welcome the contributions and perspectives of all people. We strive to offer space and accessible education for all skill levels in a fun and supportive environment.
East Creek Anagama
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. 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!
Address: Willamina, OR
Elemental Studios is a space where people come together to learn ceramic arts and wellness practices. Our goal is to help people engage creatively with clay and to develop self care practices they can use in and out of the studio. We offer ceramics classes and workshops for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, as well as monthly memberships. All of our classes are centered around clay, but also include wellness content and practices such as mindfulness . Elemental Studios can be summed up in three words, community, clay and self-care.
Address: 4634 NE Garfield Ave, STE B, Portland OR 97203