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I began working with clay in my forties, and felt like I finally knew what I wanted to do when I grew up! I’m still working on it (clay, and growing up), and enjoying the journey. There is always more to learn and discover in this ancient art. I had the opportunity to teach ceramics in a high school, and still enjoy sharing with others of all ages the delight I find in ceramics.
My work ranges from traditional, wheel-thrown tableware, to heavily textured, handbuilt whimsy. I also make tiles and a form I call tile collage, which combines tile and mosaic in a repurposed frame.
Tracie Mei-Lin Manso
I derive much inspiration for my work in clay from Mother Earth and her natural world of beauty, colors, shapes, patterns and raw materials. I love exploring form and function, and all aspects of the versatile medium that is clay. I feel that my pottery is characterized by functionality and the durable qualities of high-fire stoneware and glazes, combined with an aesthetic pursuit of grace and beauty through unique decorative patterns and designs using slips and wax-resist techniques in a variety of ways. I truly enjoy making every day usable wares for table and home, which complement my interests in culinary and gardening. Please go to my Etsy store online if you wish to acquire some of my work. I will update my online store for Clayfolk 2020, and for Holiday purchases through the end of the year.
Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TracieMansoPottery
Faith Rahill Pottery
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“Since starting out as a studio potter in 1973 working with clay has been my passion and my profession. I hand build using a technique called “nerikomi”, using different colored clays to create solid blocks of pattern that are then sliced to create multiple images. Some of the slices are very thin and rolled onto a slab, while others are sliced thick and go all the way through the pot. I use many different clays from whites to tans, colors, grays and browns, as I am interested in all of the different affects that they create. This method of working with colored clays continues to fascinate me with it’s endless possibilities for new patterns and images.”
See my OPB video here: https://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregon-art-beat/article/ceramicist-faith-rahill/
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