Instructors

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.

Harris, Caitlin

CAITLIN HARRIS is a letterpress printer, designer, and educator. She believes that printing is a meaningful tradition carried on through sharing the love of the craft with others. For the past 5 years she has been an active volunteer and teacher at the Independent Publishing Resource Center where she serves as the Letterpress Studio Manager. She has extensive experience in the printing industry and served as the printshop manager at Oblation Papers & Press.

Hickey, Jessica

JESSICA HICKEY lives and works in Portland, OR. She received her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University, and her BFA from the University of Oregon in fibers and ceramics. Currently, she is the Fibers Studio Manager at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Hickey has taught textile, ceramic, and mixed media arts courses for the University of Oregon Craft Center and the Eugene Metropolitan Parks District. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally utilizing hand woven textile as well as sculptural methods. 

 

Hill, Benny

Benny Hill has taught 3D printing, laser cutter and vinyl plotter at the high school and community college level. He enjoys linking new technologies to traditional art processes.  Benny is currently the OCAC FabLab Studio Manager.  

Hill, Jonathan

JONATHAN HILL is a cartoonist & illustrator living in Portland, OR. He teaches comics at PNCA, OCAC, and Literary Arts’ Writers in the Schools program. He is currently making comics for First Second Books, Roar Comics, and Oni Press. 

 

 

Hinkes, Annie

ANNIE HINKES is a jeweler and metalsmith living in Portland Oregon. She currently runs her own jewelry business, Ana Eugenia Jewelry from her studio. Her work has been shown in galleries and stores around the country. Hinkes received her BFA from the University of Oregon.

Jacobs, Katharine

KATHARINE T. JACOBS is a graduate of Oregon College of Art and Craft. Originally from the rural foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Katharine began her education at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. There she learned to shoot with a large format camera and discovered Polaroid type 55 film. In 2007 she moved to Portland, purchased her own 4×5 camera and started photographing friends, family and countless strangers.

Jordan Pieper

JORDAN PIEPER is an artist and emerging curator who lives in Portland, OR. He received his BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2015 and is currently the Gallery Assistant the Ash Street Project. His latest body of vessel-based porcelain work is inspired by 18th century European decorative objects and explores themes of excess, desire, and sexuality.

Kemp, Courtney

COURTNEY KEMP is a sculptor and metalsmith currently living in Portland, Oregon and holds an MFA in Metalsmithing and Interdisciplinary 3D from the University of Oregon. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including SOFA New York 2011, Galleri Puls (Norheimsund, Norway), Disjecta Gallery (Portland, Oregon), and Heidi Lowe Gallery (Rehobeth, Rhode Island). She has a dual practice in both sculpture and jewelry-based work, focusing on the intersection of the decorative metal object and architecture.

LaBelle, WIl

A professional potter for 16 years, WIL LABELLE works from his home studio in the NE Alberta neighborhood of Portland, and instructs pottery classes at Georgies Ceramic and Clay, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft. His work can be seen in a number of Portland boutiques, as well as on his website ​terranoir.com

Lance, Kelly

KELLY LANCE has been decorating and teaching for over 25 years and has developed a particular fondness for sculpture.  In addition to teaching Kelly enjoys participating in and judging cake shows.  She has several new projects in the works but is never happier than when she is up to her elbows in something moldable.

In 2008 Kelly took the ICES Certification Test and was awarded the title of Certified Master Sugar Artist.  She has been involved with the program ever since as either an adjudicator or the test administrator.

Lavelle, Frank

Frank Lavelle has been a photographer most of his adult life and a photo educator for the past 36 years. He has taught all levels of black & white and color photography, as well as alternative printing and other specialty courses.

Lowdermilk, Susan

SUSAN LOWDERMILK creates artist books and limited edition prints in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon, working primarily in woodcut, wood engraving and etching. She is a full time faculty at Lane Community College’s Art and Applied Design Department in Eugene, Oregon, teaching courses in printmaking, artist books and graphic design. She also teaches artist book and printmaking workshops throughout the United States. Her artwork can be found in numerous public collections including the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library.