Deb Schwartzkopf and Randy Johnston Pre-NCECA Workshop

  • Mon, March 20, 2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Tue, March 21, 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Mt. Hood Community College Gresham, Oregon

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Deb Schwartzkopf and Randy Johnston

***Pre NCECA Demonstration***
at Mt. Hood Community College
Gresham, Oregon (18 miles from downtown Portland)
Presented by the MHCC Clay Club
March 20 & 21, 10am- 5pm

The MHCC Clay Club is proud to host Deb and Randy as they present their Potterriffic life-journeys and work in clay. After short slide talks from each artist (Monday), Deb and Randy will roll up their sleeves, get to work together, and lead us on in adventure in clay and conversations about the Future of Pottery, and the World, In Flux. 

(Deb and Randy will be working together, simultaneously, in the same space.)

As much as the MHCC Clay Club would like to be able to offer this to the public for free, it will cost more to host this event than their resources can cover. Thank you for supporting this magnificent community event! Seating is limited to 50 participants each day so please reserve your seat ASAP. 

Student fee:
1 day: $25 
2 days: $40

OPA Member fee:
1 day: $45
2 days: $60

Regular fee:
1 day: $55
2 days: $70

Any additional financial support (donations) to the MHCC Clay club will be gladly accepted and much appreciated!

We look forward to gearing up for Portland NCECA with Randy, Deb, and YOU!

Seating is limited to 50 participants each day so please reserve your seat ASAP.

For additional registration details and/or to make your reservation, please contact (email is preferred):

Joe Davis
Instructor of Art, Ceramics
Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St.
Room VA30D
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 491-7149

Deborah Schwartzkopf was born and raised in Seattle. From 1999-2002 she earned her BA at the University of Alaska and worked for studio potters in the Anchorage area. After a year of independent study at San Diego State University, Deb completed her MFA at Penn State in May of 2005. Since then she has taught at Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the University of Washington. She has worked nationally at the Archie Bray Foundation, Mudflat Studios, the Clay Studio, Pottery Northwest, Watershed, and internationally at San Boa in Jingdezhen, China, the Ceramics Workcenter in Berlin, Germany and taught with the University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Deb teaches workshops and exhibits nationally and internationally. Please visit her studio website for upcoming events, classes, studio assistant opportunities, or appointments for visiting her space, Rat City Studios, in Seattle WA.

Randy Johnston has had an illustrious 45-year career in ceramics. 
He is recognized internationally as an artist who has pursued functional expression and brought a fresh aesthetic vision to contemporary form, and for his many contributions to the development of wood kiln technology in the United States. He is a retired professor and department chair at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, where he taught ceramics and drawing. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is the recipient of numerous awards including the Bush Artist Fellowship granted by the Bush foundation in Minnesota and two Visual Artist Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Johnston received his MFA from Southern Illinois University and a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Warren MacKenzie. He also studied in Japan at the pottery of Shimaoka Tatsuzo who was a student of Shoji Hamada. Johnston has presented hundreds of lectures and guest artist presentations worldwide. He has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert, London, Minneapolis Art Institute, Boston Museum of fine Arts, Los Angeles County Museum, Nelson Aitkins Museum and numerous International Public and Private collections.


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