Continuing Education

Damian Grava

Damian Grava

Damian Grava was formally trained in ceramics at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  With a background in geology, Damian makes vapor-fired pottery exploring the relationship of ceramic materials, processes and form.  Ancient wood-fired pottery has been his greatest inspiration leading him down a path influenced by old traditions.  Upon moving to Seattle in 2003 Damian apprenticed with clay artist Matt Patton for 3 years, was a resident artist at Pottery Northwest for 5 years and worked at multiple wood fire kilns.  In 2005 he began teaching classes at Pottery Northwest and Seward Park Clay Studio, furthering his research of soda fire pottery while working as a studio technician.  Damian started the Redmond Clay Studio in 2009 where he is currently the director, instructor and curator of ceramic art shows.  He continues to make pots in his home studio and shows in galleries and museums locally and nationally.