Diana Ryan is a ceramic artist and instructor in Corvallis. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Art (ceramics focus) and Environmental Studies in 2006. Her post college years have been spent making her own art in various mediums and inspiring others through teaching art classes in the community including The Arts Center, OSU Craft Center, and through teaching residencies in the Corvallis, Albany and Philomath School Districts. Diana currently teaches private classes at her home studio in South Corvallis in addition to creating her own work and raising her family.
About Diana: “I live and breathe art. I use many different media and for many years thrived in drawing and painting. It wasn’t until 2002 that I fell in love with ceramics while studying at the University of Oregon. I spent an extra year of my college career in the ceramics studio learning how to make my own glazes and fire kilns. During the summer of 2007, I participated in a clay workshop at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado to further my ceramic work. My post college years have been spent inspiring others through teaching art and am constantly being inspired by my students as well. In 2012, I participated in the First Annual South Corvallis Art Walk, a neighborhood event that supports local art and builds community. In subsequent years I have organized the event and connected with other artists and studios in the neighborhood. In 2014, I started opening up my personal home studio for private classes. I have since been expanding class offerings and holding workshops at the studio in addition to participating in the South Corvallis Art Walk. I am always wanting to learn more, experiment and push myself out of my comfort zone with my ceramic art. I am so grateful that I have followed my dream and found a wonderful place within my community to thrive. I truly love what I do!”