In 1976 a small group of potters in southern Oregonís Rogue Valley got together
to share ideas, experiences, and pot luck dinners. Today Clayfolk is organized as a non-profit educational organization
and has a membership of over 135 potters mostly from southern Oregon, but including other parts of 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!
The major funding for our educational endeavors comes from the annual Clayfolk Pottery Show and Sale. Clayfolk
purchases books about ceramics for our local library system, offers a time and place for glaze study, sponsors
workshops with knowledgeable ceramic artists, supports the Empty Bowls project to help local hunger programs and
awards an annual Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship which honors one of our founding members by assisting students
of the ceramic arts.
You can learn more about these endeavors by clicking on the links provided at the top of each page.