"My main inspiration rests with nature. I stand in awe of the natural beauty that surrounds us in this state and notably here on the coast, and love bringing my surroundings into my work. Working with clay is mainly about how it makes me feel, like a saner human being."
Inspired by Bark
My recent pottery is the result of much time looking and pondering at the complexity of texture on the bark of the towering fir trees in my backyard.
Horsehair applied to the heated clay during the raku process creates smoke patterns and carbon trails that remain as a natural, spontaneous embellishment.
Shell, Leaf, Feather
Nature is the inspiration in my work, whether it be using shells or leaves to make impressions in the clay, or burning snake sheds, feathers, or horsehair for carbon markings.
Art On The Edge Studio Tour
Art On The Edge Studio Tour
offers a self-guided tour of the
working studio spaces of well-known
coastal artists from Neskowin to Newport
and east to Toledo, Oregon.
Consisting of 20 studio sites and 42 participating artists and more than 25 mediums.
Get your guide booklets at the
Lincoln City Cultural Center
Thurs. - Sun. 10am-4pm
540 NE Hwy 101
Lincoln City, OR.
Showcase exhibit opens on
May 6 at LCCC’s Chessman Gallery
through June 6, 2022.
Chasse's teaching handbuilding classes at the VAC!
Chasse’s 5 week handbuilding class is about the fundamentals of working with clay.
If you have always wanted to experiment with clay this class will introduce you to the vast possibilities awaiting. Students will explore pinched forms, slab construction, and an introduction to glazing. Experienced students can expand their skills with more complex projects. The cost of the class includes clay, glaze and firing for class projects. All skill levels welcome.
Classes are Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 am at the Newport Visual Arts Center.
Two sessions: March 29 - April 26 and May 3 - May 31.
Maximum of 8 students. $175. Register at the Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR
Chasse Davidson and Ram Papish, biologist and wildlife artist, have been collaborating on a series of commissioned pieces. Davidson throws the vessels and Papish draws wildlife images using a technique called sgraffito, "scratching" the surface layers of the pottery to draw.
Work in progress...
New work at Mossy Creek Pottery in Lincoln City!
Mossy Creek Pottery, located north of Salishan just one scenic half-mile off U.S. Highway 101, the tiny, century-old farmhouse is easily found as you travel on Immonen Road through a forest of spruce and hemlock. Shop in-store or online!
Chasse Davidson Art can be found at these Oregon Coast locations:
Of Land and Sea Gallery
1383 Bay Street
Florence, OR 97439
Chasse also takes personalized commissioned art work such as artistic and functional custom pottery, unique hand-made bowls, mugs, dishware, and made to order ceramic art.