How do creative folks pass the time when locked-down in a pandemic? They make art, then have a POTTERY SALE. We are a dozen friends – all local professional craftspeople – who create work in ceramic clay, stoneware and porcelain, high and low fire. Our pieces are a wide variety of wheel-thrown, hand-built, sculpted, carved, painted and brightly-colored, earthy and understated, functional and decorative and, in any case, all gloriously gorgeous—something for every taste.
Shows and fairs, galleries and festivals have been quiet the past eighteen months, with very few on the horizon. We admit that it has been a difficult time. Having hidden away in our studios for so long, we can now re-emerge with unique new objects to exhibit. We’re excited to present our work to you, our neighbors, in a casual lawn setting. Please join us for a couple of leisurely hours on a Saturday afternoon.
Meet some of the artists:
Susan Gallacher-Turner’s work is Handmade for heart and home. “I create porcelain cups, bowls, jars, and vases to add whimsy and delight to your day.”
Rebecca Gerendasy is a hand-builder of colorful objects. “Sometimes they are useful; other times they’re purely for the sake of beauty or to bring one joy. Both are important functions.”
Deborah Shapiro creates full, clean forms that honor the purity of wheel-thrown porcelain. The spirals in the forms and decorative gestural designs give the pieces energy, excitement, movement, and surprise.
Janet Buskirk makes ware to use every day. Her pieces are brightly colored and cheerful plates, cups, and bowls. She is a full-time professional potter who shares her studio with her husband, son, and cat.
Sandy Brown describes working with clay as therapeutic, nurturing, and a place of self-discovery. She makes wheel-thrown and slab-built brightly colored porcelain kitchenware textured with original designs.
And what does our friend Rabun say about his work?? “Rabun Thompson, a local ceramist for 20 years, whose work is adored by millions, will be there with his most recent functional pottery!”
Oregon Artists Pottery Sale
When: Saturday, August 21, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Tigard Grange
13770 SW Pacific Hwy.
(just North of McDonald/Gaarde)
Tigard, OR 97223
Cost: Free Admission and Free Parking!