Loren Lukens and James Brooke Pottery

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Both Loren and James are potters that we admire very much.  They share studio space in Seattle and between the two of them, bring over 60 years experience as ceramic artists. Nationally known potter, Loren Luken’s porcelain pottery is for … Continued

Don Sprague Pottery

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If you asked Mark to name his favorite ceramic artists – those potters whose work he most admires, Don Sprague would be one of the first names he would mention. Don is known nationally for his well crafted functional pottery. … Continued

Salt fired pottery

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Salt firing is a process where rock salt is introduced into the kiln’s atmosphere at approx. 2350 F. The salt vaporizes, allowing the sodium to glaze the work’s surface. The path of the flame and the sodium it deposits creates … Continued

Piatt Pottery

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Charlie Piatt is another Oregon potter that we know from doing art shows together. When we went to the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic showcase a few weeks ago, we intended to talk to him about getting some pottery for our … Continued

Fired Up Ceramics

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Mark uses a porcelain clay for his pottery and some use a stoneware clay. The pottery from Oregon potters, Fired Up Ceramics, is made from terra cotta clay. Most of us associate terra cotta with the planters that we can … Continued

Wood Fired Pottery

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There are several methods of firing pottery. Mark fires his pottery in an electric kiln to cone 10 (2345°F), we fire to cone 6 at the store which is a little less hot. Some people use gas kilns and some … Continued