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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.

I am a full-time potter working out of my lovely backyard studio. Please visit me during my 6 annual days of Open Studios events, as shown in the column to the right.

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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Artists On Amherst

DATES:

Third Weekend in July

TIMES:

10:00am - 5:00pm

ADDRESS:

6625 N Amherst St, Portland, OR 97203

My neighbors and I started Artists On Amherst in 2021. Those of us with studios open them for tours. Those without studios put out a table to showcase their art, and others host yard sales. A variety of art is offered.

Annual Holiday Pop-Up Online Store

DATES:

TIMES:

Starts the Sunday before Thanksgiving and runs for 2 weeks.

Starts and ends at Noon.

ADDRESS:

WEBSITE:

Once a year I offer online sales for two weeks starting the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and ending two Sundays later so that all packages arrive before Christmas.