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.

Frazer, Amy

Trained as a fine artist/ illustrator at the Columbus College of Art and Design, AMY FRAZER spent over 15 years working as a product designer at small and large companies such as Galerie Au Chocolat, Old Navy and recently spent 10 years at Nike. Frazer left Nike in the Fall of 2015 to bring her dream of illustrating and designing her own artwork to life. She take a lot of workshops and classes to continue to hone her current skills, stay fresh and learn new techniques. She is fluent in many media and willing to try almost anything new.

Fuqua, Christine

CHRISTINE FUQUA, better known as Moose, is a contemporary woodworker, commercial photographer, and an excited maker. Her studio work is focused on creating artful housewares inspired by the biology in found lumber and her background in boat building.  Before her adventures in teaching, she accomplished former education in woodworking at California State University, Long Beach and completed training at the College of the Redwoods Fine Furniture Program.

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.

Glendinning, Chanda

CHANDA ZEA GLENDINNING recently joined Oregon College of Art and Craft as a Visiting Instructor and manager of the ceramics studio.  She brings a wealth of teaching, administration, making, and technical experience with her to the College. Her diverse studio practice ranges from installation to utilitarian ceramics, and is inspired by objects of industrial design and fashion, especially mid-century design and decor. Chanda is connected to the national field of ceramics through her various teaching appointments, residencies and non-profit board service.

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 lives in Portland, OR and makes and teaches comics. He is currently working on books for First Second Books and Oni Press and teaches comics at PNCA, OCAC, and through Literary Arts' Writers in the Schools.

 

 

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.

Hwang, Winona

WINONA HWANG is an artist and current student at OCAC. Though her main focus is metalsmithing, she enjoys linking new technologies to traditional art processes through using the laser cutter, vinyl plotter and other digital strategies.

Jacobs, Katharine

KATHARINE T JACOBS is a fine artist, portrait photographer and photo educator, living in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by traditional photographic processes and large format photography Katharine works on involved and extensive projects that document lifestyles, cultures and personal challenges for both her subjects and herself.  Katharine is a RACC artist project grant recipient, an adjunct professor and working artist.