The Third Annual Peninsula Clay Artists Show

Jan Richardson, Pots Spring
Jan Richardson, Pots Spring

SMOKE, FIRE, jewelry and mosaics will be in abundance at the Third Annual Peninsula Clay Artist show from August 9 until the unveiling of the community mosaic at Artisan in Ilwaco, Washington on August 20. The event showcases the work of nine clay artists who live and work on the Long Beach Peninsula. These professional clay artists work in  a variety of wheel thrown and handbuilt styles, firing in kilns that produce a wide array of results.   Guest artists will teach workshops in clay and metal jewelry, exotic saggar and raku techniques and will lead a group in creating a community mosaic.  The potters will be opening the show and sale of their latest work at 5 o’clock Friday August 12. The workshops are scattered through out the two weeks with the unveiling of the community mosaic at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 20.  All of the event will be located at The Artisan at 114 Main Street in Ilwaco, Washington.

A large Community free form mosaic for the wall at Artisan will be produced by participants with the assistance of Heather Richardson and Renee O’Connor.   Heather has produced several large community mosaics in Florida and participated in several around the country.  Renee created the obelisks in Long Beach, Washington and is well known for her interior tile  installations.  Participants will create a mosaic to take home, and will work on the community piece.

Peninsula Clay Artists formed in 2009 to create a local clay community group sharing their knowledge of the clay arts with the public.  Exhibiting members include: Jan Richardson of Windy Meadows Pottery, David  Campiche, Renee O’Connor of Willapa Bay Tile, Rodney Maxwell -Muir, Jean O’Neil, Sue Raymond   of Artist’s Roost Pottery, Danni Pederson, Karen Brownlee,  Michael Barancik, and  Patricia Webber.

All guest artist workshops have limited class sizes and require registration. Full schedules and fee structure are available at Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, The Picture Attic in Long Beach and at Windy Meadows Pottery (360-665-2603) or email Sign up for workshops by August first is recommended.