In 1976 a small group of southern Oregon potters got together to share ideas, experiences, and pot luck dinners. Over the years Clayfolk has grown to over 135 members from throughout Oregon and northern California.
The range of styles, artistic vision and experience is broad, ranging from hobbyist to professional, and from sculptor to functional potter. All enjoy sharing their fascination with clay!
Clayfolk is an Oregon not for profit organization who’s purpose is to provide fellowship among ceramic artists, encourage ceramic arts through education and help promote members work through our events and resources.
Major funding for our educational endeavors comes from member dues and the annual Clayfolk Show & Sale.
Clayfolk funds go to the following programs and events:
- Purchase of pottery books and digital resources for the local library system
- Sponsorship of ceramic focused workshops and lectures
- Funding for the annual Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship. The scholarship honors one of the group’s founding members and is distributed to students studying ceramic arts
- Coordination of the annual Jackson and Josephine County Empty Bowls events
- Coordination of the annual Clayfolk Show & Sale
Clayfolk is a volunteer organization
Many thanks to our Clayfolk Officers and Committee Chairs who work tirelessly to support Clayfolk efforts and programs. Please visit our Officers and Committee Chairs page for a current list of officers.
We welcome new members who want to share ideas and experiences about ceramics. Please visit our Membership page for more information on the benefits of joining Clayfolk.