Larry Nelson

Chehalem Mountain Pottery

Larry Nelson

Hillsboro, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is created from white stoneware and studio-made casting slip. I utilize many tools and techniques. Many pieces begin with the time-consuming process of making multi-part plaster molds of pipe assemblies. Molds for the nuts and bolts are made from bisqued clay. Most of the vessel’s bodies are thrown on the wheel while handles or spouts are slipcast. Mugs are carved to simulate poorly lapped metal and the screw heads on the outside have matching nuts on the inside. I apply layers of different underglazes, glazes, oxide washes, and lusters to achieve the look of old, industrial paint or galvanized or weathered metal.

I sell my work at selected shows (Ceramic Showcase, Chehalem Mountain Art Affair, and Clayfolk), online at etsy.com, and by appointment at Chehalem Mountain Pottery.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Dining, Black, Blue, Green, Red, Rusty, Stoneware, Oxidation, Wheel Thrown, Slip Cast, Underglazes, Oxides, Silkscreen, Bottle, Cup, Mug, Salt Pepper Shakers, Stein, Teapot, Vessel, Growler

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503-628-1562

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Chehalem Mountain Art Affair

DATES:

Jul 24 - Jul 25

TIMES:

10:00am - 06:00pm

ADDRESS:

Chehalem Mountain Pottery. 19438 SW Neugebauer Road, Hillsboro, OR. 97123

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Assuming there has been good progress against COVID, this will be the 17th year this outdoor event will be held in a wooded setting near Scholls, Oregon. You should expect 20-30 participating artists showing painting, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, and other mediums including pottery.