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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.
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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