Clayfolk Show Demo Schedule and Artist List Posted!

Clayfolk Show Demo Schedule and Artist List Posted!

The Clayfolk Show & Sale is Nov. 17 – 19th at the Medford Armory.  Check out the event schedule, demos offered, children’s clay corner times and most of all….who will be selling at this year’s show!

42nd Annual Clayfolk Show & Sale

November 17 – 19, 2017

Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Admission is FREE

The Clayfolk Show & Sale is the Southern Oregon Potters’ Association annual signature event.  The event features a variety of functional, sculptural and whimsical work by more than 65 member artists from across Oregon and northern California. The Clayfolk Show & Sale is the largest of its kind in southern Oregon.


We’re back at the Medford Armory!
1701 S Pacific Hwy
Medford, OR 97501


Friday, November 17th: 4 – 9 p.m.

Artist sales – The show opens with live music and light refreshments. This is opening night and a time to view and purchase from the artist’s full inventory of work.

Special Friday night shuttle

Since Friday night is extremely popular and we frequently run out of parking at the Armory, you will be able to park in the Walmart parking lot at 1360 Center Drive, and take a trolley shuttle to the Armory.  All Aboard Trolley will be picking people up from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. every 15 minutes.  Look for the tent with balloons and the shuttle sign for the pick-up point.

Saturday, November 18th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Artist sales – all day

Kids Clay area – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • 10:30-12:00 Nancy Adams
  • 12:00-1:30 Kami Carlson
  • 1:30-3:00 Jon King
  • 3:00-4:30 Tea Duong
  • 4:30-6:00 Ray Noppa

Sunday, November 19th: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Artist sales – all day

Kids Clay area – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


  • 10:30-12:00 Peter Meyer
  • 12:00-1:30 Dave Winget
  • 1:30-3:00 Alissa Clark
  • 3:00-4:00 Chris Borg 


Oct. 9 | Josephine County Empty Bowls

Oct. 9 | Josephine County Empty Bowls

11th Annual Josephine County Empty Bowls

Clayfolk potters are welcome to take bowls and other clay donations to Ellen Johnson at Options which is located at 1215 SW G St, Grants Pass, OR 97526. They are open during normal business hours five days a week. Another way to donate is to bring bowls to meetings or give at our Clayfolk show in November. Another is to call or email Roxanne Hunnicutt, Josephine County Empty Bowls chair. She can be reached at (541) 479-1349 or

Also, potters are encouraged to attend the dinner.The soups are great, but truly, the opportunity of see community members choosing from the wealth of bowls and then coveting the bowls they take home is really the highlight! Your ticket also helps to feed the hungry in our county. And Josephine County has a great deal of food uncertainty. We need your help.

Date: October 9, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT


To donate bowls please contact the Josephine County Empty Bowls chair.


Parkway Christian Center
229 NE Beacon Drive
Grants Pass


September Newsletter & Booth Pick Map

September Newsletter & Booth Pick Map

The September Clayfolk newsletter and booth pick map are now posted on the Clayfolk website for your reference.

So it’s super easy for you, you can access them below: 

You can also find them on the Clayfolk show participation website where all the things you need to know are located.  You can access that page here.

Aug. 19 | Clayfolk General Meeting

Aug. 19 | Clayfolk General Meeting

Members, please join us for the August Clayfolk general membership meeting!



Minutes: General meeting June 2017

  • Treasurer (Debbie)

Committee/Chair Reports: 5 minutes each (less is acceptable)

  • Show Chair (Shirley)
  • Empty Bowls (Roxanne, Christine, Kami)
  • Enews (Patricia)
  • Library (Marydee)
  • Membership (Gwen)
  • Newsletter (Sally)
  • Programs (Cheryl)
  • Points (Debbie)
  • Scholarship (Betsy)
  • Workshops (Carole)

Board Report: minutes available on our website

Old business: (updated New Membership Form; renewal due date December 31- no grace period)

New business:

  • welcome procedures for new members
  • other…?

Position vacancies:

  • Vice President
  • Programs Chair
  • Members at large (Clayfolk Board)


DIRECTIONS to Casaleggios’

805 South 3rd Street Jacksonville, OR

541.899.2029 General Meeting August 20, 2:30

From Medford: Take Highway 238 to Jacksonville. Hwy 238 becomes North 5th Street in Jacksonville. Turn right onto California Street. Go 2 blocks to South 3rd Street. Turn left on South 3rd.

From Ashland: Take Highway 99 north to South Stage Road. Turn left and travel north to Jacksonville. South Stage Road becomes California Street in Jacksonville. Continue to South 3rd St. Turn left on South 3rd.

From the Applegate: Take Highway 238 to Jacksonville; 238 becomes California St in Jacksonville; Take California Street to South 3rd Street; Turn right on South 3rd.

Then… Go to the intersection of South 3rd, Graham and Sterling Streets. The driveway for 805 is on the left opposite this intersection and is marked with a large white sign post. Follow the driveway uphill to the top to 805.




Participants will learn how to turn flat slabs of grey clay into dynamic beautiful pieces that will enliven people’s everyday food and beverage routines. Annie will demonstrate how she prepares the clay, imprints patterns, works with texture, and uses templates for consistency in production. She will discuss different ideas about making pieces for daily use, development of form, making templates, and her glazing theory. Most importantly, she shares the tricks of making and the meticulous details of construction that she has honed in her own studio practice.

Sept. 9 – 10, 2017

LOCATION: Rogue Community College, 214 SW Fourth Street Grants Pass, OR  MAP

TIME: 10:00 to 5:00

COST: Member of Clayfolk or an RCC student $110 |  Non-member $120

  • Make out your check to Clayfolk and send with registration form to Carole Hayne, PO Box 337, Merlin, Or 97532
  • Refund policy: Fees will be refunded if you drop up to a week before the workshop.


Questions?  contact Carole Hayne @ 541-474-6532


Annie Chrietzberg is a hand-builder, template maker and glaze formulator who has recently relocated to the forests of Central Oregon. Her current body of work is a line of mix-and-match tableware composed in pattern and color. She makes functional pottery from textured slabs, using templates that she creates, playing with the relationship between shape and form.

See more of Annie’s work at:

Annie’s resume



New Library Resources!

New Library Resources!

Our wonderful Library committee just posted the new resource materials purchased from funds raised at the 2016 Clayfolk Show & Sale.

A portion of the profits from the annual Clayfolk Show & Sale go to provide a resource for our members and the public through the purchase of books and videos for the Jackson and Josephine county library systems.

This is a wonderful service for our members and the community!

Check out the full list of donated resources here.