Linda Heisserman

Linda Heisserman

Linda Heisserman

Linda Heisserman

I love “throwing” on the wheel. It is meditative for me….All my pieces start out on the wheel. When they have dried some, I trim them and set them aside for the next step.

I hand carve each piece using a single edged razor blade and dental tools. The razor blades give me a much more sweeping carve then a regular clay carving tool. I start carving when the piece is leather hard. I have to carve or perforate the piece at this stage so as not to have create cracks. I continue to shape as the piece dries. In the end, I use a green scrubby to smooth off the sharp edges. For me, each piece seems like a miniature sculpture. I like how the light plays off the surface whether it is glazed or not.

The pieces are then placed in the bisque kiln and fired until they are the hardness of a red clay pot used for flowers. In this stage, the piece is porous enough to absorb the liquid glaze and solid enough to not melt when dipped into the liquid glaze.

The piece is then put into a gas reduction kiln along with about 80 other pieces, some big some small. The kiln is fired to 2300 degrees over a fourteen hour period. It is then allowed to cool for another fourteen hours. The pieces which emerge from the kiln have gone through a lot of structural and chemical changes. They are a joy to make, hold and use.


Contact:

Email | Phone: 541-419-1500

 

Linda Heisserman - plate
Linda Heisserman - tea pot
Amy Hess

Amy Hess

 

Amy Hess

Clay Mason Studio

 
 
Clay Mason Studio creates functional pottery that holds a mountain-inspired, Bohemian flair rooted in the clay history and glazes of her childhood home in Shenandoah Virginia. Amy specializes in custom logo wholesale mugs and local sales.
 
Clay Mason Studio
Amy Renee Hess

Contact:

Website  

 Email 

Etsy

Instagram 

Facebook | Phone: 540-333-4289

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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
Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill

 

Jennifer Hill

Jennifer Hill’s Ceramics

 

Jennifer Hill is a studio artist and freelance instructor in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Earning
a BFA and MFA in ceramics lead to teaching in colleges and art centers across the
country for over 20 years and exhibiting nationwide. Her work is greatly influenced
from living on Kauai for several years. Jennifer has since attended art residencies in
places as diverse as Rome, Italy and Missoula, Montana. This summer in Oregon she is
teaching workshops on building ceramic vessels informed by textures in nature.


Contact:

Website  |  Email Instagram | Phone: 214-399-6684

 

Nancy Adams Heron on Acorn Box
Nancy Y. Adams Jade Heron Box
Nancy Y Adams Pink Elephant Tea
Tracie Mei-Lin Manso

Tracie Mei-Lin Manso

 

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.


Contact information:

Etsy store:   https://www.etsy.com/shop/TracieMansoPottery

Email:   tracie.manso@gmail.com

Phone:  541-342-8213

Instagram:   https://www.instagram/potsbytracie

 

Annie O’Neil-Freauf

Annie O’Neil-Freauf

 

Ann O’Neil-Freauf

Creations by Ann’s Hands

 
 

I tried my hand at pottery about 35 years ago, just played around on a wheel and took a class on how to
throw – My attempt only lasted about 1 ½ year. Then had children and gladly and proudly made them
my Life’s focus. I moved to Oregon in 2016 and after all the dust settled, I decided to try the pottery
thing again in 2021, This time around, I’ve been attempting to teach myself to hand build pottery via
google, and you tube!. I’m a part time hobby potter as best, It is a therapy for me, physically, and
mentally, It’s my minds escape.
I have not come up with my style or preference yet, as I find there are so many different directions and
things to try, so I am just winging it each time I go into my little place I call my studio. Being a California
Native, I have a love of the beach, outdoors and my horses. Many of my items tend to go somewhere in
that direction. Birds Houses, Bird Feeders, Succulent holders, Sea shells, Garden Stakes…
By the time you read this, I could be going a different direction…. I have no plan or idea where I’m going.
You’ll just have follow me on this journey, and we will both be surprised!


Contact: | Email | Phone:  805-750-2667

 

 

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
Kendra Ortner

Kendra Ortner

 

Kendra Ortner

by hand at home

 
 

Kendra Ortner is a surface pattern designer and eclectic artist based
in Ashland, Oregon. She loves creating patterns, illustration,
painting, knitting, crochet, felting, embroidery, sewing, beading &
ceramics. She teaches classes in-person and online. Her company is ‘by
hand at home’ – she believes that art brings the feeling of being
truly “at home” in your soul.


Contact:

Website  |  Email | FacebookInstagram

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Dave Parry

Dave Parry

Dave-Parry-Plate

Dave Parry

Whistle Post Pottery

During the 2020 Clayfolk Show & Sale, October 17th & 18th, Dave will be showing his work at 602 San Souci Dr., Roseburg–along with Peter Alsen.

Dave Parry’s work is shown in a number of galleries, as well as online. In addition, he regularly travels the western U.S. exhibiting his work. Please visit his web calendar for additional opportunities to view his work.


Contact:

Email | Website

 

Dave-Parry-Plate 2
Dave-Parry-Bottles
Dave-Parry-Dishes
Sally Pursell

Sally Pursell

Sally Pursell

Twice Baked Clay

Bio & Artist’s Statement

Contact:

Email: sally.bakedclay@gmail.com

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Patricia Richey

Patricia Richey

Pat Richey Leaf Platter
Patricia Richey - Leaf Platter

Patricia Richey

Riverpoint Studio

After retiring from my job as a computer programmer working for a large company based in Southern California, I decided to explore different hobbies and settled on pottery after taking a class at Rogue Community College. I discovered a joy in creating something from a pile of clay. I try my hand at different types of clay work including functional ware, sculpture and garden items.  My studio is Riverpoint Studio in Merlin and I currently sell my pieces at various shows in the area including Clayfolk Show and Sale, Hugo Ladies Quilt Show, Southern Oregon Artist Show and Sale.


Contact:

Facebook  Email  riverpointstudio@gmail.com   Phone # 541-218-1730

Patricia Richey - yarn holder
Pat Richey - Blue Container
Pat Richey - Bear
Pat Richey - Birdhouse
Patricia Richey - bird feeder
Pat Richey - Blue Vase
Rosie Russell

Rosie Russell

 

Rosie Russell

Rosie Russell Pottery

 

 
 

My journey with clay began as a high school student and continued through college as I earned a BFA from the University of Nebraska in the 90’s.  I’ve recently returned to my muddy roots after some time away and have jumped back in wholeheartedly.  I find that I’m happiest when creating and my first priority in clay is to make work that brings me joy.  I love color, texture and exploring functional forms.  I also enjoy sculptural forms and using texture to express growth, curiosity, and tension.


Contact:

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