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Workshop: Sgraffito Vases – Ceramic Surface Design @ Ilwaco Artworks
Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm

Feb 17 & 18

Sgraffito Vases: Ceramic Surface Design Workshop

w/Jo Pfeirer $105

Sgraffito Vases: During this weekend workshop, students will spend the first day creating 2-3 10 inch vases with clay and spend the second day decorating them with the beautiful, versatile style of Sgraffito. A perfect project for the first spring blooms! 

  • Saturday 2-6p
  • Sunday 12-4p

Location: Ilwaco Artworks

Jo began working with clay in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2019 that she built a home studio and eventually turned a hobby into a full-time career. Since 2021 She has been teaching and working as a studio manager at Morning Ceramics Studio in Portland, OR. As an instructor, She provides students with the foundations of wheel throwing and hand building with clay. Jo caters to both beginners and advanced artists through project-based learning techniques, working with students individually in the classroom to help them make the work that interests them.
Ceramic Handbuilding 101 (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Workshop: Playful & Sculptural Ceramic Cups (FULL) @ Ilwaco Artworks
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Feb 24

Playful & Sculptural Ceramic Cups Workshop

w/Ashley Campbell $65

Who says cups have to be strictly utilitarian or sculptural and not both? I am a firm believer in usable art and I love to dive into this mentality with one of our most used objects, the cup! In this workshop, your instructor, Ashley Campbell of The Beige Motel will show you the wonderful ways to use mason stains to color your clay. We will be discussing marbling and inlay techniques to create colorful patterns and then use templates, cutters, and molds to create our vessels. Each student can expect to create a pair of colorful cups to take home. 

  • Saturday 2-6p

Location: Ilwaco Artworks


Ashley Corpuz Campbell is a Filipino-American ceramic artist. Her work is deeply influenced by her childhood experiences and the loneliness felt growing up as a mixed-race kid in 90s suburbia. It has become a major theme in her work and she gathers color inspiration and imagery from the myriad of cartoons and TV shows she watched as a kid. Ashley works mostly in porcelain, using a variety of pigments to stain her clay. She utilizes bright colors mixed with pastel tones to create playful landscapes with a maximalist mentality.


Live Music: Jeremy James Meyer @ The Sou'wester
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jeremy James Meyer: Presented by Sou’wester Arts


Jeremy James Meyer is an artificer of song. A songwriter’s songwriter. He crafts redemptive songs full of woody rock ‘n’ roll tones. His deep, penetrating voice has a wide range, and is especially captivating in his droning, lower register. He spent the last decade drifting around, a tool belt troubadour, working carpentry by day, bringing folk music to the people at night. As with most well traveled songwriters it’s hard to tell where the road ends and Jeremy James Meyer begins. His songs seamlessly blend plain-language and poetic lyricism. They wander from personal truth to outlaw legends. He’s capable of cathartic protest songs, cosmic country canticles, and dive bar sing-a-longs. Whenever, and however your path crosses with Jeremy James Meyer’s (and it will) prepare for an enchanting, psychedelic trip through cosmic American music.

– Sean Jewell American Standard Time


“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.


  • 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.


Live Music: The Apricots @ The Sou'wester
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Apricots: Presented by Sou’wester Arts


The Apricots are an emerging indie-folk-rock band from Portland, OR that centers vocal harmony. At their core, they’re just a group of best friends that have found purpose in this band. They released their debut self-titled EP, The Apricots, in November 2023. They’re excited to return to the Sou’Wester for their second performance!

Writing For The Self – The Retreat @ Sou'wester Lodge
Mar 8 – Mar 10 all-day

Kimberly Novosel

Join Flourish Meditation founder and writer/author Kimberly Novosel for a weekend retreat where we’ll practice a variety of writing methods and other creative and reflective mindfulness tools in order to know the self, heal the self, and move the self forward.

Over a cozy weekend on the Washington/Oregon Coast, you’ll learn the art of creative writing as a practice in self-discovery and return home with a new ritual for your growth and wellbeing.

This retreat experience is for anyone who is curious about writing, hungry to connect more with your own creativity, excited to play, and willing to do something brave.

Clay Play: Flower Pots & Planters @ Ilwaco Artworks
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Clay Play: Flower Pots & Planters @ Ilwaco Artworks

Sat, March 9th: Flower Pots & Planters | 2-5p. $35/person. Ages 14+ & all experience levels. Learn handbuilding skills to create a finished piece! Clay Play includes a demonstration, clay, glazing & firing .


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

Live Music: Karyn Ann @ The Sou'wester
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Karyn Ann Live at the Sou’wester


Once described as a “combination of Patty Griffin grit and Amy Winehouse grace” by American Songwriter, soulful Americana/folk-rock singer-songwriter Karyn Ann packs a proverbial punch with her powerful vocals and emotive lyricism. 

Her songwriting and performance chops have earned spots at the Red Ants Pants Music Festival, Tucson Folk Festival and most recently honorable mention by the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival. 

Her latest single “8 Hours” reveals Ann’s prowess as a singer-songwriter but also demonstrates her ability to turn personal tribulation into profound artistic expression. More at