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PARTICIPATION is the heart of Stirring Embers: A Workbook for a Life of Making. A group of Oregon artists and makers who share a kinship to Ray Grimm participated with images of their work to help paint a portrait of an artist and the times he helped shape. Former students wrote essays tracing lessons in the studio to their current practice as both artists and teachers. And because much of Ray’s artwork was intended for functional use: to be filled with food, to brew tea, to be filled with flowers, a variety of makers were invited to fill containers with their own alchemy, such as Teri Gelber of T. Projects who blended a limited-edition tea that is inspired by Grimm’s tea pot, and Cory Schreiber who created a tomato sauce recipe in response to the Grimm family “tomato wars.” At the end of the workbook, you will find a series of Ray Grimm-inspired lesson plans to inspire and instigate. Roll up your sleeves and dig in! ­

Ray Grimm Legacy Project


THE RAY GRIMM LEGACY PROJECT aims to honor the life, work, influence, and legacy of Raymond Grimm, a pioneer in the vibrant crafts movement in the Pacific Northwest through the second half of the twentieth century. The project was made possible in part by a grant from THE FORD FAMILY FOUNDATION. The Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Based in Roseburg, Oregon. Its mission is “promoting successful citizens and vital rural communities” in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. Visit the Foundation’s website at

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