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Instructors

Clay, Liz

Liz Clay is an internationally renowned textile artist who specializes in handmade felt for haute couture and other high-end niche markets. Featured in Vogue and textile publications worldwide, her knowledge and research development of fine felt fabrics is sought by fashion houses in Paris and London.

Collaborations include: Givenchy, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane for their couture collections.

Collins, Sterling

STERLING COLLINS formed his woodworking practice, Hew, in 2013 where he primarily makes furniture and small wares.  His work is focused on creating handmade, quality pieces to last through the ebb and flows of trends and daily use.

Before he formed his studio practice, Collins practiced architecture at an international firm based in Chicago. There he worked on the design teams for several of the tallest buildings in the world. Collins received a BArch from Iowa State University in 2008 and graduated from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2014 with a degree in furniture.

Conyers, Beth

BETH CONYERS is a photographer and visual artist living in Portland, Oregon.  Beth has a strong interest in both digital and historic photographic processes.  The knowledge of both practices opens up the world of photography to their complementary aspects.   Beth is a graduate of OCAC’s BFA program with a concentration in photography.

Danger, Tayja

TAYJA DANGER is the metalsmith behind Stone Anvil. She hails from the Pacific Northwest - originally from Alaska but now calling Oregon home. She has received her BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. In her fine art practice, Tayja endeavors to creative contemporary jewelry that speaks to social issues and popular culture. Though she often makes pieces about political and feminist issues, you can also see strong botanical influences from the natural world in her work.

Fernandez, Eduardo

EDUARDO FERNANDEZ is inspired by the effects of color and light, direct observation, imagination, and a love for oil painting and drawing.  He has exhibited in several Northwest venues and was the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Portland’s University Club.  Notable portrait commissions include Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Medal of Honor Recipient Lt Cl Stan Adams and OHSU Neurosurgeon Dr.

Fitzhugh, Judilee

JUDILEE FITZHUGH, Fibers Department Adjunct Faculty, is a textile artist who specializes in natural dye processes.  She combines an innovative interpretation of traditional methods, hand-woven and surface design techniques, and couture construction details to create a line of wearable garments, accessories, and original art pieces that portray a single moment in history. She holds a Certificate in Craft, Oregon College of Art & Craft.

 

Fonda, Howard

For Portland-based painter, Howard Fonda, the notions of form and content intertwine; abstraction, representation, and pattern are all strategies in his toolbox, and very often all appear in a single painting. His works challenge viewers, intuitively warping pictorial space and the figures of his portraits. Drawing from philosophy, mythological narratives, and world history, Fonda’s paintings require of their viewers a high level of attention, and deep contemplation.

Gastello, Shiloh

SHILOH GASTELLO is a ceramic artist and instructor who resides in Portland, OR. He earned his MFA In Craft at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Spring of 2016. He has been working with clay since 2009, exploring functional and sculptural methods of making work inspired by combining Victorian and Japanese aesthetics.