SOU’WESTER EVENTS!

See what’s happening during your next stay or plan a visit around our free live music, workshops, wellness offerings and more!

Feb
25
Sun
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks

Sundays 1-4pm – $30/person. Ages 14+ & all experience levels. Learn handbuilding skills to create a finished piece! Clay Play includes a demonstration, clay, glazing & firing .

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*Shipping available for visiting attendees! ($15 S&H)

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Clay Dates
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CLAY DATES

We’ll bring the mud, you bring the date!

Clay Dates are a beginner friendly studio session for 2. Your session can be as little as 1hr and as long as 4hrs between the times on your selected date (see drop down menu for available dates).

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$65 includes:

  • •x1 open studio session for two.
  • •Basic instruction to make a pair of handbuilt bowls, mugs/cups or candle holders.
  • •Access to studio tools.
  • •Clay, glazing and firing.
  • •One additional, self-guided studio visit (the same week as your Clay Date) to complete any surface design or underglazing. (M,W,F 3-7p or Sat, Sun 10a-4p).

Feb
26
Mon
Clay Dates
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

CLAY DATES

We’ll bring the mud, you bring the date!

Clay Dates are a beginner friendly studio session for 2. Your session can be as little as 1hr and as long as 4hrs between the times on your selected date (see drop down menu for available dates).

REGISTER

$65 includes:

  • •x1 open studio session for two.
  • •Basic instruction to make a pair of handbuilt bowls, mugs/cups or candle holders.
  • •Access to studio tools.
  • •Clay, glazing and firing.
  • •One additional, self-guided studio visit (the same week as your Clay Date) to complete any surface design or underglazing. (M,W,F 3-7p or Sat, Sun 10a-4p).

Mar
2
Sat
“In the Garden” Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
"In the Garden" Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks

Get ready for Spring! We will explore various techniques to make ceramic projects for the garden; planters, bird baths, watering bells and more! Includes open studio time for the duration of the class as well as glazing and firing.

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  • March 2nd: Pots & Planters 
  • March 9th: Bird/Bee Baths & Garden Markers 
  • March 16th: Garden Oya’s & Watering Bells
  • March 23rd: Birdhouses & Feeders 
  • March 30th: Glazing
  • Sunday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Potluck Show and Tell
Workshop: Ceramic Candelabras @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm

Mar 2 & 3

Ceramic Candelabras Workshop

w/Taylor Stefanski $108

In this 2 day candelabra workshop we will be touching on form and function. Candelabras traditionally are tall candle holders for taper candles – the height of both help illuminate a space. We will cover rolling coils, shaping and designing our forms on the first day. On the second day of class we will refine our taper holders and assemble everything to create our candelabras. This class is great for beginners and experienced folks alike.

  • Saturday 2-6p
  • Sunday 12-4p

Location: Ilwaco Artworks

T. Stefanski / Taylor Stefanski is a ceramicist living in Seattle, WA.

Their work is deeply inspired by the sea. Explores ideas of imperfection and honors the nature of the tides through meditative repetition. Expressed in the chosen hand-building process – each of their pieces are created primarily using a coil-building technique. Where she rolls each coil by hand to create each unique, one-of-a-kind forms.

Graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a focus on printmaking and sculpture. Their ceramic work is carried in a variety of stores in Seattle, Portland, and LA. She currently works and teaches in her studio in Capitol Hill.

@t.stefanski      tstefanski.com

Mar
9
Sat
“In the Garden” Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
"In the Garden" Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks

Get ready for Spring! We will explore various techniques to make ceramic projects for the garden; planters, bird baths, watering bells and more! Includes open studio time for the duration of the class as well as glazing and firing.

REGISTER

  • March 2nd: Pots & Planters 
  • March 9th: Bird/Bee Baths & Garden Markers 
  • March 16th: Garden Oya’s & Watering Bells
  • March 23rd: Birdhouses & Feeders 
  • March 30th: Glazing
  • Sunday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Potluck Show and Tell
Mar
16
Sat
“In the Garden” Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
"In the Garden" Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks

Get ready for Spring! We will explore various techniques to make ceramic projects for the garden; planters, bird baths, watering bells and more! Includes open studio time for the duration of the class as well as glazing and firing.

REGISTER

  • March 2nd: Pots & Planters 
  • March 9th: Bird/Bee Baths & Garden Markers 
  • March 16th: Garden Oya’s & Watering Bells
  • March 23rd: Birdhouses & Feeders 
  • March 30th: Glazing
  • Sunday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Potluck Show and Tell
Mar
23
Sat
“In the Garden” Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
"In the Garden" Ceramic Handbuilding Series @ Ilwaco Artworks

Get ready for Spring! We will explore various techniques to make ceramic projects for the garden; planters, bird baths, watering bells and more! Includes open studio time for the duration of the class as well as glazing and firing.

REGISTER

  • March 2nd: Pots & Planters 
  • March 9th: Bird/Bee Baths & Garden Markers 
  • March 16th: Garden Oya’s & Watering Bells
  • March 23rd: Birdhouses & Feeders 
  • March 30th: Glazing
  • Sunday, April 7th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Potluck Show and Tell
Workshop: Nerikomi Plates & Platters (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mar 23

Nerikomi Plates and Platters Workshop (FULL)

w/Ally Bruser $70

In this workshop, students will explore the “nerikomi” technique of pressing or folding multiple colors of clay to achieve unique surface designs. Students will learn the basics of hand-building with clay while creating plates and platters for any purpose. This class is beginner-friendly and includes all the tools you need, clay, glaze, and firing of two or three finished pieces.

  • Saturday 2-6p

Location: Ilwaco Artworks

Ally Bruser is an elementary school art teacher, artist, and mother living in southwest Washington, on the unceded territory of the Chinook Nation. Most of her ceramics are handbuilt using Nerikomi techniques — the process of pressing and folding multiple colors of clay together and then rolling them into slabs. When not making pottery, Ally is working towards making the arts and arts learning experiences more accessible as the Program Manager for Sou’wester Arts. Visit albepottery.com or follow @albepottery on Instagram to learn more about Ally and her pottery process.
Mar
24
Sun
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clay Play @ Ilwaco Artworks

Sundays 1-4pm – $30/person. Ages 14+ & all experience levels. Learn handbuilding skills to create a finished piece! Clay Play includes a demonstration, clay, glazing & firing .

REGISTER

*Shipping available for visiting attendees! ($15 S&H)

Track your work