Local ceramic artist Sara Swink and members of the Clay Circle Studio in West Linn will hold their eighth annual holiday show and sale featuring original hand-built ceramic sculptures, ornaments, pottery and gifts.
The show takes place Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 461 S.W. Alderwood Drive in West Linn.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Vehicles for Changes, an organization that turns old school busses into livable spaces for homeless families, and Empty Bowls, an international project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level.
Swink and members of Clay Circle Studio meet weekly to work on hand-building and sculpture techniques, glazing and other ceramic processes. Students pursue their own interests in clay, working independently on projects with support and individualized instruction by Swink.
The sale features works by about a dozen members offering a wide range of playful figurative pieces, pots, jewelry, ornaments and wall art in style appealing to a variety of tastes.
The artists include Swink, Bunny Cramer, Lisia Farley, Jane Luthy, Eileen Parfrey, Pam Rogers, Susana Sandmann, Linda Dalal Sawaya, Kathy Scott and Sally Squire.
This year's holiday sale features five guest artists:
— Gia Whitlock layers acrylic paint and bits of paper to create colorful, mosaic-like paintings suggestive of her personal dream world
— Stan Peterson constructs and carves wood sculptures inspired by his travels and imagination
— Alison O'Donoghue paints contemporary folk art paintings with a sense of humor and an unfolding story
— Susan Borger constructs art quilts and three-dimensional pieces using recycled, deconstructed garments and commercial fabrics.
— June Haddox uses porcelain and stoneware to form hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery
The show is an annual collaboration between Swink and Ann Munson, a neighbor who hosts 20+ artists offering their wares in her popular Artist's Greenhouse Sale on the first weekend in December.
The artists live two miles apart.Clay Circle Studio is located in a 2000-square-foot building on Swink's property in the Bosky Dell neighborhood of West Linn. Admission is free.
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