Instructors

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. She recently awarded the 2015 Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant to continue a series documenting Stepmothers and their stepchildren.

Jennings, Ashley

Ashley Jennings was born and raised in Colorado, where she earned her BFA in fine art photography in 2009. During her time at the University of Colorado, Denver, Ashley discovered her love for large format and alternative process photography. For the last ten years, Ashley has worked professionally in the commercial and wedding photography industries, but she spends most of her personal time making fine art photographs in film and wetplate. Ashley was fortunate to study with Portland photographer Ray Bidegain, who trained her in the at of wet plate photography and platinum printing.

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

WiL has been a Pottery instructor for over a decade. Since receiving his undergraduate degree in 2002, WiL has worked in a number of Pottery Production houses, as well as instruction courses on Functional pottery. Taking with him the values of New England Folk Pottery, he traded Portland Main for Portland Oregon back in 2010. WiL works from his home studio in the NE Alberta neighborhood of Portland and instructs pottery classes at Georgies Ceramic and Clay, His work can be seen in a number of Portland boutiques, such as the Side Door Ceramic Gallery and on his website terranoir.com

LaBelle, William

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