Fire in the mountains-a 20 acre forest art studio and retreat located in the coast range

September 06, 2019

East Creek will host 5 firings this year in the 40-foot anagama wood kiln. They will host the NW Wood Firing Conference in June 2020 ( and over 10 concurrent exhibitions.

East Creek has partnered with the Rainmaker Craft Initiative to use tools disbursed by OCAC and continue craft tradition in the Northwest.

A summer residency program in now online: East Creek Residency. The first artist-in-residence was Kara Hall, a current AC+D student. A private resident studio has been completed within the East Creek Studio.

When he is not at East Creek, Joe is teaching Ceramics and 3D Design at Linfield College.