The Art Beat Classroom: Ceramics

Oregon Art Beat is excited to share our extensive archive of Oregon artist’s as content-rich support for educators. In this ceramics collection, learn from artists who work with a variety of techniques creating masterful craft using everything from a woodfired anagama kiln to a church key can opener. Artists draw inspiration from their own lives and in one case, express their own inner monster!

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat Sara Swink, sculpting the subconscious | K-12

Oregon Art Beat

Sara Swink, sculpting the subconscious | K-12

Sara Swink is a ceramic artist who blends psychology and art in her whimsical pieces.

Sara Swink, sculpting the subconscious | K-12

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat Wataru Sugiyama, clay, stone, bronze sculpture | grades 9-12

Oregon Art Beat

Wataru Sugiyama, clay, stone, bronze sculpture | grades 9-12

For Japanese-born artist Wataru Sugiyama, the world is filled with intelligent spirits.

Wataru Sugiyama, clay, stone, bronze sculpture | grades 9-12

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat Ken Standhardt, hand-tooled designs | K-12

Oregon Art Beat

Ken Standhardt, hand-tooled designs | K-12

Kenneth Standhardt makes ceramic vessels that look like woven baskets.

Ken Standhardt, hand-tooled designs | K-12

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat James DeRosso, hand-built clay monsters | K-12

Oregon Art Beat

James DeRosso, hand-built clay monsters | K-12

Ceramicist James DeRosso is not afraid of monsters.

James DeRosso, hand-built clay monsters | K-12

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat Hiroshi Ogawa, wood fired dragon kiln | K-12

Oregon Art Beat

Hiroshi Ogawa, wood fired dragon kiln | K-12

Ceramicist Hiroshi Ogawa paints with flames in his "dragon" kiln Hikarigama.

Hiroshi Ogawa, wood fired dragon kiln | K-12

Video thumbnail: Oregon Art Beat Baba Wague Diakite, Malian folklore-inspired pottery| K-12

Oregon Art Beat

Baba Wague Diakite, Malian folklore-inspired pottery| K-12

African artist Baba Wague uses clay as his canvas and animals to illustrate his stories.

Baba Wague Diakite, Malian folklore-inspired pottery| K-12