Instructors

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.

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.