Courtesy Clatsop Community College
ASTORIA — Clatsop Community College will host a two-day workshop and cultural exchange featuring nine Maori Uku (clay) artists from Aotearoa (New Zealand) in the ceramics studio at the college Art Building, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 and 4.
Then, from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, the artists will present a lecture/slide presentation of their artwork and home in Aotearoa in the Art Building.
The workshops are free for high school and college students, $20 for the general public. Space is limited.
The artists are part of the Nga Kaihanga Uku / Maori Clay Artists Collective (NKU) in Aotearoa, which began in 1987 and was the birth of a new movement in world ceramics.
Artists of the collective have traveled twice to Astoria, in 2012 and 2015, for cultural exchanges involving local communities.