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Teri Fahrendorf

Rain Dragon Studio

Teri Fahrendorf

Portland, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

Nature inspires my work which revolves around the leaves I find on my daily walks. I love exploring the texture of leaf veins and all variety of impressions on clay. My whimsical Mother Mud People sculptures were inspired by a statue I found below a larch tree in Hoyt Arboretum. I create my own little people with textured “tattoos” all over them using leather embossing tools.

My stoneware bowls and dishes have a bright, cheerful tone as I love color. All of my work is hand-built, not thrown. I’m inspired by Art Nouveau (1887-1918) and its near worship of nature-in-art. Many of my bowls have an irregular rim as I prefer clay’s organic nature. I spend a lot of time on the details, because art should look beautiful from any angle, whether viewed from afar or up close. All my pottery is created in my backyard studio which will be expanded with a small kiln this summer.

In my day job I am a craft beer Brewmaster working on the supply side of the beer industry in malted barley innovation.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Non-Functional, Figural, Sculptural, Organic, Decorative, Artwork, Mixed media, Garden, Kitchen, Dining, Wall art, Bright, Colorful, Earthy, Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Grey, Indigo, Purple, Red, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Terra Cotta, Stoneware, Porcelain, Oxidation, Hand Built, Carved, Decals, Underglazes, Oxides, Brushwork, Bowl, Cup, Plate, Platter, Sculpture, Vessel, Leaf or Leaves

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PHONE:

503-496-9745

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Summer Studio Tour & Art Sale

DATES:

Jul 11 - Jul 11

TIMES:

11:00am - 05:00pm

ADDRESS:

6625 N Amherst St, Portland, OR 97203

We've designed the flow through Rain Dragon's studio to be one-way. Three pottery artists will show their work, one under the covered patio, and two in the yard. Head up the driveway to the backyard and enjoy the studio where you can see work-in-process staged at three functional stations.

Annual Holiday Pop-Up Online Store

DATES:

TIMES:

Nov 21 - Dec 14

12:01pm - 08:00pm

ADDRESS:

WEBSITE:

Most of my sales are in person, but once a year I offer an online store for about 3 weeks, starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and ending on December 14 so that all packages can arrive before Christmas. I can only ship to USA addresses.