Ted Ernst

Ted Ernst Pottery

Ted Ernst

Corvallis, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been working in clay for over 20 years, both as a maker and community college teacher. I came to pottery as a diversion from my job as an environmental scientist and fell in love with clay as a medium for artistic expression.

My work is mostly functional stoneware and porcelain pieces that are influenced and inspired by Japanese folk tradition pottery and Southwestern Native American forms.The wheel-thrown pottery is fired in large Japanese-style anagama wood-fired kilns for up to five days. Wood is fed into the kiln around the clock. The ash, flame and heat from the wood-firing produce a naturally glazed surface on the pots creating very durable, unique and abstract patterns with warm colors. The pots are much like boulders in a stream of fire so each side of the piece is different.

Most of my work is sold at pottery shows in Oregon and out of my studio in the beautiful Crescent Valley area just north of Corvallis. I am happy to entertain studio visits by appointment.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Organic, Kitchen, Bath, Bedroom, Dining, Earthy, Simple, Brown, Gold, Green, Grey, Pink, Orange, Red, White, Yellow, Stoneware, Porcelain, Wood fired, Soda fired, Reduction, Wheel Thrown, Bottle, Bowl, Cup, Plate, Platter, Tea Bowl, Vase, Vessel

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Open Studio and Sale

DATES:

May 08 - May 08

TIMES:

10:00am - 04:00pm

ADDRESS:

1960 NW Brownly Heights Dr., Corvallis, OR 97330

I will host an open studio and sale with my wife, Sandy Segna, at our studio in north Corvallis. We will have a large selection of work from wood-fired kilns. Masks and social distancing required. Pat Berman, another Showcase potter, will also host a sale at her Corvallis studio that day.

Studio visit by appointment

DATES:

May 01 - May 31

ADDRESS:

1960 NW Brownly Heights Dr., Corvallis, OR 97330

Studio visits by appointment. Please email me to set up a visit. Masks and social distancing required