Clay Gallery

The Potters’ Nook
Works of Donna Miller and Barry Calvarese

Open same hours as Hoffman Gallery
Hoffman Center for the Arts | Clay Studio



Featuring Ceramics by Donna Miller and Barry Calvarese



Donna Miller
I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands. Breaking dirt clods into fine soil for seed planting, stripping bark from downed branches to weave baskets, digging in ancient river beds in search of elusive opals, cutting glass for colorful mosaics…all rewarding ventures, but none quite “the one.” And then, in 2015, I discovered the Hoffman Clay Studio, took a class and found my creative passion: hand building with clay!
As an emerging artist, I see my potential as limitless, don’t feel there is a right or wrong in what I create, learn from each process and am inspired by my fellow
Clay mates.



Barry Calvarese
I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another. My work tends to focus on the environment with an organic and at times industrial message. Some of my subject matter is about people’s daily lives, beliefs, routines and a comment on human nature. Weathered pieces of wood and old stones covered in beautiful moss remind me of the power of nature. The unknown aspect of firing atmospherically really excites me. Whether in an underground pit, soda kiln or week-long wood firing, I work with the flame to decorate my pots.




  • September 25, 2022
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Works of Donna Miller and Barry Calvarese


594 Laneda Avenue, Manzanita, Oregon, 97130


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