The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita has received a $750 grant from U.S. Bank to enhance the skills of its Clay Studio hosts, who will in turn pass those skills on to studio visitors and other volunteers.
Organized in 2006, the studio is open three days a weeks. Studio users rely on the hosts to guide them in creating their art.
The funds will be used to hire a master teacher to introduce the hosts to various advanced techniques, including using oxides and interactive glazes, and creating large, hand-built works
“We are very pleased the Bank recognized our need and responded to our request,” said board president Vera Wildauer. “We appreciate their support.”