• PORTLAND OPEN STUDIOS and NATIONAL CLAY WEEK

    Visit my studio during Portland Open Studios
    October 14-15, 21-22, 10am to 5pm

    Special Preview Friday, October 13, noon to 8pm in honor of National Clay Week Open Studios (Oct 13-15)

    Everyone is welcome.

    Works by Sally Squire plus Harold Oxley and 8 studio members: Terri Neal, Jane Macpherson, Kendall Jones, Judy Christie, Barbara Paanakker, Cindi Vick Beaudin, Eileen Parfrey and Jane Luthy.

  • BIG HOLIDAY SALE

    Our 6th annual holiday sale
    Saturday, December 2, 9am to 4pm
    Sunday, December 3, 11am to 3pm

    About 10 artists with special guest, painter Alison O'Donoghue!

  • STUDIO CLASSES

    Ongoing classes provide an opportunity to devote a regularly scheduled time to learning and creating among a small group of like-minded souls in a supportive atmosphere. You will discover and pursue your own image vocabulary, learning ceramic techniques as needed to bring your vision into form. As you focus on your own clay projects, instruction is available in basic hand-building methods, and individualized instruction and feedback provided. Advice on glazing and finishing with alternative materials. Special group projects may be undertaken as needed. Process-oriented exercises, clay tools, a generous selection of glazes, and a range of art materials are always available.
    Saturdays, 10 am–12:30 pm or Mondays, 1 to 3:30 pm.
    $135 for 4 classes includes clay, glazes and firing. Use them anytime.
    ($40/one class includes materials and firing; $13.50/hr studio time)

  • TWO-DAY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP

    Concentrated exploration of vocabulary and style using simple exercises in collage, doodling and clay. For all levels—set aside what you know or what you don’t know about technique. Learn a methodology for mining the riches of the unconscious for image vocabulary and artistic style. Hear what people have said: click on 2-Day Workshop in the menu on your left.
    Need more info? Contact me at sara.swink@gmail.com or 971-271-0480.

    January 13-14, 2018, 10am to 4pm at my West Linn studio
    $195 includes materials

  • FEATURED IN BOOKS !

    My piece "Domestic Production" appears in Ceramic Sculpture: Making Faces, Lark Crafts Books, 2014

    500 Figures in Clay Volume 2, Lark Crafts Books, 2014 features "Tiger Buddha"

    One of my pieces, "Don't Feed the Hand That Bites You" is featured in Humor in Craft by Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing. Available through amazon.com.

    "Contemporary Wildlife Art", Schiffer Publishing, May 2015 features three of my pieces.

    "Art Themes: Choices in Art Learning & Making", a textbook scheduled for publication by Indiana University Press in 2016