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.

Get on the Bus! Forbidden Fruit Tour

This past October, we had the good fortune to have the first annual Ash Street Project show open amongst a wealth of fantastic ceramic events in the greater Portland area.  At the center of it all was the Portland Art Museum's opening of "Forbidden Fruit", an exhibit of Chris Antemann's work from the Meissen Porcelain Manufactory in Germany.  Running concurrently with this event, Chris and her partner Jakob Haslacher, of the LH Project, hosted two dynamic exhibits in the Pearl:  "Nutured by Nature" and "Art out of War",  works by two different groups of their resident artists.  At the same time, Brett Binford of Eutectic Gallery, mounted an exhibit of the works of LH board members, entitled  "2x4".  Following this, Chris and Jakob generously hosted a tour for artists and collectors, to visit studios, collections and galleries in Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.  The Ash Street Project was grateful to be a part of these events!