Clay Workshop

Shared Techniques from Japanese Potters
with Roberta Lampert and Jenny Watson
Tuition $80 |
Materials Fee $20 which includes clay, glaze, and 2 firings
August 17 | 10:00am–5:00pm
Main Room | Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Clay Workshop
Shared Techniques from Japanese Potters

Jenny Watson and Roberta Lampert

Workshop/Lecture description
The Hokkaido Potters Society and The Oregon Potters Association (OPA) have a long-standing relationship, sharing collaborative exhibits, studio demonstrations, and workshops in both Japan and Oregon.  Last year a few representatives from the OPA traveled to Hokkaido where they learned a shellac resist technique that they will share in a workshop at the Hoffman Center.

The one-time workshop will cover how the shellac resist method works and offer each participant the opportunity to create two tiles using shellac resist and sponge methods. Instructors will discuss materials used, why these materials work, design possibilities, and walk participants through the process.  Each person will work on their own tiles which will subsequently be fired and glazed at the Hoffman Center Clay Studio.

This workshop fulfills the commitment of the Oregon group to OPA and their Hokkaido partners to share their learnings from their association. We are excited to have been selected as the Oregon site for this workshop.

unds from this event will support the Oregon Potters Associations’ Intercultural Committee projects.


The ambassador instructor team for this workshop will be Roberta Lampert and Jenny Watson.

Roberta Lampert has worked as a studio potter in the Portland area since 1978. She earned a BFA from NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY, and an MA from University of Iowa. She is a founding member of OPA and has served on the board in different capacities.

Jenny Watson is now a full-time potter.  Her art is mostly thrown and altered ceramics used in daily life decorated with underglazes and celadons. Designs referenced are Japanese reflecting her cultural heritage. Jenny has also been chair of the OPA/HPS intercultural committee, spearheading efforts to maintain and enhance OPA’s intercultural efforts.

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  •  August 17, 2024
     10:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 17–Clay Workshop-Shared Techniques from Japanese Potters


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130, United States


Situated on the main street in Manzanita just a few blocks west of Highway 101, the Hoffman Center is located across the street from the North Tillamook Library.