Nancy Y Adams

Nancy Y Adams

 

Nancy Adams

Please visit my open studio in conjunction with Clayfolk Pop-up Show:
 
6909 Thompson Creek Rd
Applegate
541-846-1777. No texting please! 
Hours:  10am-4pm. Saturday and Sunday. 
Directions: Hwy 238 to Thompson Ck Rd   6.9 miles up, turn left into the driveway and proceed 1/2 mile up driveway to the studio

In 1970, friends invited me to join them at the Renaissance Faire in Marin County, California, telling me it was a good place to sell pottery. It was great fun and started me on my way. One thing lead to another and I started competing nationally when I began showing at the American Craft Council Show held annually at Ft. Mason in San Francisco. While there, friends suggested that I try going to the Baltimore Winter Market held every February by the same organization. That was a very big step for me but one that really launched my career. I did my first show there in 1987 and continued until 2000. That show exposed me to a sophisticated national audience and led to many other good things, including making a living doing my art. Please visit my website for my current collection of work.

My work is wheel thrown porcelain with hand sculpted fauna motifs.  Airbrushed matte glazes fired to maturity in an oxidation kiln.  Signed and dated.

My studio is open by appointment throughout the year.


Contact:

Website  |  Email | Phone: 541-846-1777

Facebook: /Nancy Y Adams Clay Artist

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Nancy Adams Heron on Acorn Box
Nancy Y Adams Pink Elephant Tea
Nancy Y. Adams Two Herons on Lotus Bowl
Nancy Y. Adams Jade Heron Box
Sandie Alison

Sandie Alison

Sandie Alison

During the Clayfolk Show on October 17th & 18th, 2020, Sandie will be showing her work, along with Janice Shenker, Bernie DeLallo, & Viviana Padilla, at:

1335 Upper River Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525

 

In my last semester in college,needing a one unit class to fill my requirements to graduate, wheel throwing fit the time slot. In the first week ,I knew that I had chosen the wrong major.  At least I now had my lifetime hobby. Working with clay and discovering inspiration in my travels and my Clay Folk friends has brought me joy. I love experimenting with neutral glazes mixed with metallics.

Contact Sandie:

Peter Alsen

Peter Alsen

Peter Alsen - Vase

Peter Alsen

2020 Show: Peter will be displaying and selling from his studio at:

602 San Souci Dr.
Roseburg

After retiring in 2008 from a large engineering firm I returned to the Northwest to take up pottery full time. I primarily work in Raku to create large oriental vases and whimsical animal shaped vessels. I attempt to contrast form, color, and texture, often by attaching hand built sculpture to wheel thrown jars and lids. I live outside of Roseburg up the North Umpqua River and welcome visitors to my studio.


 

Contact:

Email | Phone: 541.366.1495

Peter Alsen - Animals
Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson 1

 

Jane Anderson

Woodland Sun

Clay’s flexibility and resilience draws me to it. I love its ability to capture our earthly life with its perfections and imperfections, as well as, its willingness to be worked and reworked, dried, vitrified, used, maybe loved, and/or cracked up. Recently I have begun to participate in event of wood-firing my pottery with others, which has deepened my desire to create with raw nature. In that vein, my ceramic pieces aim to be like recycled remnants of life, like driftwood on a beach, boulders on a hill, beliefs in an old spiritual practice, or relics dug up from a primitive society.

Twenty years ago, my family settled down on Woodland Sun, an homestead on the edge of the Applegate Valley in Southern Oregon. Wood harvested from our property heats my studio; solar charged batteries power my wheel; rain water collected off my studio roof moistens my clay and helps my clean my tools; and the heat of the sun in our greenhouse and garden dries many of my ceramics.


Contact:

Email | Website

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Marydee Bombick

Marydee Bombick

 

Marydee Bombick

For the 2020 Clayfolk Show and Sale, Marydee will be displaying her work, along with Bonnie Morgan, Lorene Senesac, and Cheryl Kempner at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street:

 

I have been making pottery for, amazingly, over half a century. It began as, and still is a hobby though a rather intense one. These days most of my work is made from slabs of clay. The flowers are a new and fun adventure. Some hang on the wall while others have metal stems with leaves to place directly in the garden.


Contact:

Email: mbombick@gmail.com

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.

 


Contact:

 

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Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown - Tray and bowls
Sandy Brown - Tray

Sandy Brown

Potter on the Mountain Top

My current work is a combination of wheel-thrown bowls and platters and handmade, slab, tray forms brightly colored and textured.


Contact:

Email | Website

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Sandy Brown - Bowls
Sandy Brown - Tray
Sandy Brown - Bowls
Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Kevin Carson

Clay Works

Working as a silviculturist for many years and being involved with the art and science of growing trees has transformed into an art form inspired by this experience.  All of my work is handbuilt using slabs to create both functional and decorative pieces.  Texture is an important element of my work, most often coming from nature.


Contact:

Email: kdcarson54@gmail.com
Website: carsonclayworks.com

 

Bob Causey

Bob Causey

 

Bob Causey

 

 
 

I first experienced throwing on the wheel in a pottery class at College of the Redwoods around 1975. Some decades later I rediscovered the joy of playing with mud when I realized that the school I was teaching at, Sisson Elementary in Mount Shasta, California  had a wonderfully equipped ceramics studio just begging to be used. For the last ten years of my teaching career, I took my students into the studio, twice a week to create “kid art” by hand building and wheel throwing. Three years ago when I retired, I began taking ceramics classes from Sean Kenny at College of the Siskiyous. I now share a lovely studio with my talented wife Patt. Our view of  the Eddy mountain range and Mount Shasta gave me the inspiration for this series of carved mugs.


Contact:

E-mail: bobatetsy@gmail.com

Phone (text only, please): 530-691-6721

 

Nancy Adams Heron on Acorn Box
Nancy Y Adams Pink Elephant Tea
Nancy Y. Adams Jade Heron Box
Nancy Y. Adams Two Herons on Lotus Bowl
Patt Causey

Patt Causey

Patt Causey

Artist’s Statement
 
 Art has always been part of my life, as a writer, a weaver of fiber and baskets. I also work in metal, wood and paint, but I didn’t discover the joy of ceramics until I retired from teaching Math, Art and Science at a Middle School in Mt. Shasta. . I think John Prine’s lyrics best sum up my approach to being a maker of art:
              “…Life is a blessing, it’s a delicatessen
               of all the little things that you do…”
 
 
Phone: (530) 768-6489  (text only, please)