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Instructors

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.

Lowe, Heather

HEATHER LOWE holds a BFA from Oregon College of Arts and Crafts where she majored in Painting and minored in Fiber Arts. Her fibers work is an ongoing passion and she has been working and playing in the field for 15 years. She has taught arts focused adult education at Portland Community College, and given several live demonstrations at art and music events across the Pacific Northwest. You can see her work, or ask questions at SomethingWickedStudio.com

Mary Brodbeck

MARY BRODBECK has studied, employed, and taught the traditional methods of Japanese woodblock printmaking since learning these techniques in Japan from Yoshisuke Funasaka in 1998. The calm aesthetic and Zen-like qualities of her landscape prints have received widespread acclaim and can be found in the permanent collections at the Hunterdon Museum, Detroit Institute of Arts, Muskegon Museum of Art, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art.

May, Victoria

VICTORIA MAY uses fabric and stitching as the basis for mixed-media objects and installations that address aspects of the human condition. May's work is often meticulous and obsessive with a strong craft ethic. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches at local colleges and universities. She has also taught workshops at Penland, CabrilloArts and the San Jose ICA. Her work has been published in Surface Design Journal and in By Hand: The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art.  

Megan McGaffigan

Megan McGaffigan is a metalsmith/artist working in the greater Portland Area. She holds a BFA in Metalsmithing from Montana State University and an MFA from California College of the Arts in Jewelry/Metal Arts. She is most known for her adornments in animal topics and examinations of human-animal relationships.

Michael Metz

MICHAEL METZ is a Northwest Native potter who has exhibited his work throughout the Pacific Northwest for 40 years. Mike received his bachelor’s degree in art from Lewis and Clark College. Specializing in traditional ceramics, his work includes functional, sculptural and crystalline glazes. As a production potter in the 70’s and 80’s, he made over 10,000 sets of dinnerware for the Bennett Welsh Studio. Mike has dedicated his career to classic and contemporary ceramic art.

Nancy Judd

NANCY JUDD creates couture fashion sculptures from trash through her business Recycle Runway. She exhibits her work in high-traffic public locations around the US to inspire action around conservation of resources. Her traveling exhibition called ReDress: Upcycled Style is touring museums around the United States, and one of her sculptures, the Obamanos Coat, is in the Smithsonian Museum’s permanent collection. Nancy’s work has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, in Delta Air Line’s in-flight magazine, the Huffington Post, and in media outlets around the world.