Ash Street Project

Ash Street Project, the vision of artists Thomas Orr and Joanna Bloom, encompasses art studios, visiting artists, gallery space, community programs and a clay-based emerging artist mentorship program.  Our site also hosts an on-line gallery shop.

Catching Up:

After two months full of travel, it is great to have everyone back in the studio at Ash Street Project. Here's a short synopsis of what's been going on, and a few upcoming events to watch for.  Please follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter for further event information.

OREGON ARTS WATCH COVERAGE OF ASH STREET PROJECT:  In September, we received some press from The Oregonian's online Oregon Arts Watch.  Grace Kook-Anderson did a fantastic job of getting to the heart of our vision for Ash Street Project.  You can find the article here.

 THOMAS TO SAN FRANCISCO: In early September, Thomas spent a week in San Francisco installing his work for the traveling Craft in America  exhibit, Art and Other Tactics, at the Museum of Craft and Design.    This show launched in L.A, and is now in San Francisco through March of 2016.  

JORDAN PIEPER recently returned from  a three week trip to western Europe to research 18th century porcelain,  His travels took him to Delft and Limoges, The Victoria and Albert, and many other sites .  Jordan has tentatively scheduled a public presentation for mid November at Ash Street Project.  Details to follow.

MENTEES ENTRANCE EXHIBIT: The Ash Street Projects EAMP Entrance Exhibit is scheduled to open Thursday, November 5th.  Details to follow.  This show represents the work our artists were doing upon entering the mentorship program.  

SITKA: Ash Street Project Artists Thomas Orr and Ivan Carmona will have work in the Sitka Show this year at the World Forestry Center.  This benefit show opens Friday November 6th.

JEAN NICOLAS GERARD:  It is with profound enthusiasm that we anticipate the arrival of our fall visiting artist Jean Nicolas Gerard.  Nicolas is a potter from Valensole, France.  He will be working with us for the Month of November.  As always, the public is welcome to join us for lunch during these (or other) times to meet and converse with our artists.  Note Lunch info below.

REVISED LUNCH SCHEDULE: Brown bag lunch at Ash Street Project is a time that the public can come in and meet and participate in informal conversation with our artists.  We do ask that you come during our scheduled lunch window, 12-1, Monday-Thursday (and by appointment Fridays).  At 1 pm, mentees meet with Thomas for individual advising, or are typically back at work.