Christopher Borg

Christopher Borg

Christopher Borg

Chris Borg is a stay at home dad and potter who lives on a small farm in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Most of his work is fired at home in a high fire gas kiln or a car kiln where soda ash is added as a flux. He also participates in long firings of collaborative wood kilns that can cook over a hundred hours for unique results. He really enjoys creating functional kitchen wares and the alchemy of homemade decorative slips and glazes.

 


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Tea Thanhbinh Duong

Tea Thanhbinh Duong

Tea Thanhbinh Duong

Junction City, OR

Tea came from Vietnam as a child and has worked as a potter in Europe, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. He uses a porcelain clay body and fires his pieces in a high fire gas kiln or in a woodfire kiln. Tea mixes his own glazes and loves to discover new forms, techniques and to push the clay as far as it will take him.


Contact

Phone: 541-510-2334

Tea Thanhbinh Duong - vessel
Tea Thanhbinh Duong - vase

Nina Fernstrom-Duong

Nina Fernstrom-Duong

Nina Fernstrom-Duong - Hanging Fishes

Nina Fernstrom-Duong

Raku Fish

Nina came to Oregon from Sweden and she loves to create funny personalities and characters in the pottery fish. They are hand thrown on a pottery wheel and Raku fired. Because of the opportunity for variation in Raku pottery, each personally signed ceramic fish ornament is unique.

You can find Nina’s fish in select galleries across the US.


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Email | Website

Nina Fernstrom-Duong - Fishes
Roxanne Hunnicutt

Roxanne Hunnicutt

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Roxanne Hunnicutt
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Roxanne Hunnicutt - plate 3

Roxanne Hunnicutt

Laughing Waters Pottery

Although making utilitarian pottery has been my consuming interest for fifty years, like many artists, I have worked in related fields to support my passion. For years I taught art and other subjects in public schools. After receiving a B.A and lifetime teaching credential from California State University in Sacramento, I have taught, lived and made pottery in California, Colorado, and Oregon. My major was art, with a large part of that study in art history. I added a Master’s degree in Education from Southern Oregon University in Ashland recently.

Laughing Waters Pottery in Grants Pass is my studio in a small room and garage. Pottery equipment (a pottery wheel, kilns, slab table, extruder, pug mill and lots of clay) has taken over the room, the garage and spread to the yard. It is quite a sight, much more interesting that the Better Homes and Gardens version of a beautiful yard. At least to a potter it is heavenly.

Ross, my husband, now makes his own pieces and smoke fires our big decorative platters, which is a primitive firing method he carries out in a barrel using just Oregon hard woods.

Also some of our new work is sculptural, both figurative and non representational. I love to find new areas of pottery and try them. Welding classes allowed for added metal in some of my sculptures.

In 1977 I made and sold quite a few $10 cups, financing a month’s trip into eight countries in Europe with high school students. There and in Washington DC I saw work that has continued to influence my designs. I continue to visit museums and collections whenever I can.

Outside my pottery business, I still tutor, working for local public school districts. I now enjoy working with students who do not prosper in the regular classrooms or have been excluded from regular classrooms. One-on-one, these students are just wonderful people who I genuinely love to teach and know.

I also attend regular meetings of pottery groups and workshops. I keep learning and practicing. I hope those efforts and my love of all pottery shows in my work.


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Sally Pursell

Sally Pursell

Sally Pursell

Twice Baked Clay

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Email: moc.liamg@yalcdekab.yllas

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Linda Smiley

Linda Smiley

 

Linda Smiley

Rogue River Pottery

 
I moved to Southern Oregon and retired from my Beauty business about 15 years ago. I needed to fill my creative niche my husband bought me a kiln and a wheel and away I went. I hadn’t done any Pottery since I was in high school which was a very long time ago. I read everything in the library watched every video took every class and started making pots. I do mostly small things. A lot of mugs earrings good small gift items. I love it and hope you will love my things too

CONTACT

Phone: 541-582-6733 or 541-301-6336

Email: moc.oohay@yelimsladnil

 

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