This page is dedicated to the hundreds of potters Clayfolk has had the honor of sharing our passion with for the past 40 years.
Memory lane slideshow:
As we celebrate Clayfolk’s 40th show and the people that have made it all possible, Don Clarke has compiled some of the historical images for the membership to enjoy.
Click this LINK for an chance to test your memory of times long-long ago … enjoy!
Memories sent in by longtime Clayfolk potters in honor of our 40th anniversary:
We love sharing our annual group photo taken each year at our signature Clayfolk Show & Sale. Here's the one from the 2015 show! The 40th Annual Clayfolk Show & Sale has once again exceeded expectations! Thanks to all of the participating Clayfolk members who served...read more
Join us for what promises to be the best and largest Clayfolk Show & Sale in history. Over 70 clay artists will be featured, 40 years of history celebrated and potters from across the state will show their work throughout the weekend. Check out the show details...read more
My husband’s job brought us to the Rogue Valley in the mid 70’s from Portland. Fresh out of art school I still had much to learn about the pottery world and making a living from clay. In Portland I had been working at a group pottery studio and I missed my pottery...read more
The 70's Elk Creek Pottery friends, Michael Hammond and a bunch of people up Elk Creek (on the way from Medford to Crater Lake) had a huge studio, communal living area above the studio and several kilns including experimental small wood stoked underground kilns,...read more
JOHN DODERO The first Clayfolk show I participated in was probably in 1978. As i remember a lot of the potters were folk I had done shows with in Oregon or Northern California, so It was a congenial atmosphere , just like setting up in another city for another...read more
I began participating in Clayfolk shows in 1993 when I lived in Ashland. Those 22 years since have seen some changes, including a move north to Eugene. I remember my first show was in a vacant store near Sears at the Medford Center. Ray Foster, Phil Fishwick, a few...read more
In the mid 1970’s a group of potters would get together creating beauty and utility from a common bag of clay. Add to that our love of chemistry and glazes, willingness to share all our recipes, plus the grand potlucks and you’ve got it all. Then came the formation...read more