Instructors

Rollins, Rich

RICH ROLLINS is a photographer and photographic educator. He received a MFA degree in photography from Arizona State University, a BS degree in Education from the University of Vermont and taught photography at Marylhurst University for 27 years. 

Ross, Allyson

Allyson Ross is a jeweler and sculptor working in Portland, OR. She received a BFA from the Metals and Jewelry program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2004, she has been working on her own production lines and selling her jewelry through boutiques and online shops such as etsy. A line of her rings were picked up by the store Anthropologie and sold nationally. Creating unique and affordable jewelry is one of her greatest interests.

 

Sarah LaBarre Stravato

SARAH LABARRE STRAVATO is informed by the language of painting, but uses a vocabulary appropriated from traditional fiber techniques and mediums. She draws upon historical decorative and textile designs combining these blueprints with abstract imagery inspired by microcosms found in the natural world. Sarah is also an avid knitter and crocheter with over 25 years experience. She has assisted workshops at both Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

Shiloh Gastello

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, Chinese and Japanese aesthetics.

Spinella, Katherine

KATHERINE SPINELLA is a visual artist who makes prints, paintings, relief and cast sculptures. She received her MFA degree in Studio Arts from the University of Oregon in 2013, where she continued on as Adjunct Professor of Printmaking. Spinella is currently Instructor of Screen Printing and Studio Manager at the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She maintains her studio practice in a downtown Portland studio space.  See her projects at www.katherinespinella.com.

 

Stark, Alexa

ALEXA STARK is a Portland based fashion designer. Her clothing label is designed in-house, and is produced by the Portland Garment Factory in Portland, Oregon. She practices minimal waste production. All left over fabric is repurposed in our salvage denim designs, recycled at local fabric recycling bins, or absorbed into the creative explorations of other artists. Alexa Stark sells her line internationally and teaches repurposed fashion workshops all over the country. 

 

Steele, Jonathan

JONATHAN STEELE graduated from OCAC with an MFA in Craft in 2016. He is currently the Resident Artist at Pleasant Hill Pottery in Pleasant Hill, OR. He makes sculpture focused on material change and movement and functional pottery focused on serving and drinking tea. He fires almost all of his work in wood kilns and prizes the effects of natural ash glaze and reduction cooling.

 

Stoner, Deb

DEB STONER made her first silver lost wax ring in high school, in 1971, and has been joyfully exploring a wide variety of jewelry making techniques ever since. Deb has a BS in Geology from UC Davis, and a MFA in Jewelry/ Applied Design from San Diego State University, and has taught at OCAC on and off since 1989. Deb enjoys breaking down complex concepts so that even beginners will feel comfortable, and gets excited when her students surprise her with their ideas.

 

Wheeler, Pat

PATRICIA WHEELER lives on a small island in Maine in the Penobscot Bay Region. She is a mixed media painter who believes that each of us has a purpose in life, which is the song that is in our heart. Her teaching practice is about releasing that song in her students, freeing them from old voices that inhibit the joy of painting. Using an abstract vocabulary she looks for intersections between unrelated elements within a painting. She exhibits widely throughout the U.S.  www.PatriciaWheelerArt.com

 

Wilbur, Greg

GREG WILBUR is a metalsmith/artist who lives in Portland Oregon.  Born and educated in Oregon, finished formal schooling at the University of Oregon in 1978, with degrees in Fine Art and Art Education.  He is a Viet Nam veteran. He is known for hammering/raising metal into sculptural and vessel forms, and has done so for 40 years. He is and has been an active supporter of the Creative Metal Art Guild,  Sitka Center of Art and Ecology, Seattle Metal Guild, Society of North American Goldsmiths; and was a founder of Art in the Pearl.