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.

The Ash Street Project at NCECA

In case you haven't heard, NCECA (the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) is coming to Portland in March, bringing nearly 6,000 ceramic artists and educators to the area, and filling galleries and local sites with ceramic art. The Ash Street Project is in the throws of preparation.  Our artists will be involved in workshops and exhibits throughout the city, and we will host several exhibits on site as well.  Below you will find a list of these events.  Please click on highlighted names and sights to learn more about times and locations.  Though you will need a conference pass for many of the events at the convention center, there are still a number of interesting opportunities that are free and open to the public.  Link to the NCECA site and schedule also below.

Please note that the Ash Street Project’s reception will be held from 6-9 on the Friday of conference week.  


Exhibits at The Ash Street Project


Them Are Us Too

Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Ariel Brice

March 6-31st

Reception, Friday, March 3, 6-9

Gallery Hours M-F, 11-3


Pots @ASP

A National Pottery Exhibit and Sale to Benefit the Tom Beardman Scholarship at ASP.  Click here for more info.

Curated by Dan Anderson and Victoria Christen

March 21-26

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6-9

Gallery Hours:  Tues 2-6, W/Th/F 10-6, Sun 10-2


Current Work by the Ash Street Project Artists

In addition to exhibits listed below, all ASP artists, including alumnae and curators Dan Anderson and Victoria Christen, will be exhibiting at ASP during the conference

March 21-26

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6-9

Gallery Hours:  Tues 2-6, W/Th/F 10-6, Sun 10-2


Ash Street Artists Exhibiting Off Site

Special Event

Regional Award of Excellence presented to Thomas Orr of ASP

Friday March 24, 4:45-6:15

Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 203 (Level2)


Thomas Orr, Co-DirectorASP

Trifecta: Future Forward on the Ceramic Highway

The Vet Show

The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel

March 21-25

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6-9

Gallery Hours:  Tues – Sat 10-6


Victoria Christen, Thomas Orr and Ted Vogel

Lewis and Clark College


Joanna Bloom, Co-Director ASP

Recent Work from the LH Project

The Cleaners, Ace Hotel

March 21-26

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6-9


Ben Skiba, ASP Studio Assistant

Knuckle Cracks and Toe Taps

Rainmaker Artist Residency

March 1-31

Reception, Thursday, March 23, 5-8

Gallery Hours:  Tues – Sat 12-5


Ten Years in the Making

PNCA/OCAC MFA ACD Bison Building

March 21-25

Reception, Friday, March 24, 6-9



Adrienne Eliades, ASP Visiting Artist

2017 Potters Council Juried Show

Oregon Convention Center


Oregon Convention Center Process Room Demo: The Printing Process

Thursday March 23 11-11:30 in room B 113-116


Jimin Lee, 2017/18 Mentee

The Alchemy of Surface

Skutt Ceramics

March 21-25

Reception, Friday, March 24, 5-7

Gallery Hours:  Tues – Sat 9-5:30


Aleka Tomlinson, 2016/17 Mentee

Objective Clay

Oregon Convention Center Clay Expo Booth

Thursday, March 23 Only


The Next Step

The Frost Art Center Lobby Gallery



Jordan Pieper, ASP Gallery Assistant

Curator Half Pint Cup Show                    Half Pint Coffee Shop                             March 21-25 During Open Hours

Curator OCAC Alumnae Exhibit                     Oregon College of Art & Craft             March 22-25 During Open Hours  Reception: Thursday, 3/23 5-8





Comprehensive Program Guide