Instructors

Buck, Morgan

MORGAN BUCK is a graduate of OCAC’s Masters in Fine Arts in Craft program in 2015, and PNCA’s Bachelors in Fine Art in Painting and Drawing in 2010.  He has shown in Portland project space “Private Places,” the “White Gallery” at PSU, The “Alexander Gallery” in Oregon City and has shown and attended the Pilotenkuche residency in Leipzig Germany as well as shown in the Leipzig Gallery “Kunstraum PING PONG.”  

Carmona, Ivan

IVAN CARMONA has worked in ceramics for over 18 years. He has as earned a BFA in Craft at Oregon College of Art and Craft with a concentration in ceramics. Iván has received numerous awards for excellence that includes: The Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic and Artistic Achievement; “Best in Show” at the Hoffman Gallery Juried Student Show; 3rd Place at The 2015 NCECA Undergraduate Award For Excellence; The Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Award, Providence, RI; and The 2014 Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship, attending Penland School of Craft, in Asheville, NC.

Casey Judy

CASEY JUDY is a native Oregonian who is also a mostly self-guided world traveler. She holds a BFA from OCAC and continues to explore her love for art in her own studio practice as well as in teaching others. She has rediscovered the art of the sketchbook and how important of a tool it is to an artist. Most importantly she is taking the sketchbook and making it into a story of her travels - something that helps her keep her creativeness alive while she travels and also gives her a more personal form of souvenir.

Cathy Denning

CATHY DENNING received her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon, where she specialized in contemporary art, critical theory, and visual culture.  Though her scholarship is quite eclectic, she writes most frequently about performance, photography, socially engaged art practices, American cultural politics, and issues of race, class, gender and sexuality.  While a graduate student, Cathy worked as a teaching fellow in her department and as a curatorial fellow at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Chanda Zea

“I am in love with objects. When I find an object I particularly love, I pare it down to pure form, taking away original function, color, and material, leaving nothing to distract from the beauty of the original design.

Light and shadow on lustrous white ceramic surfaces emphasize the lines and planes that originally called to me. I add in other materials, balancing an abundance of color and texture with the purity of forms to create compositions that enhance and sometimes encompass walls and rooms.”

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.

Eaton, Sarah

Portland based Artist SARAH EATON received her BFA cumulatively from the School of the Art institute of Chicago and Pacific Northwest College of Art. She received her MFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft, and has shown her work nationally in Washington, Vermont and Oregon. Sarah’s work delves into the hybrid spaces between media, interjecting the categorization of art through an interplay of painting, fiber, sculpture, and installation, with the use of transparent and layered media and imagery.