DeeDeeAndShark

Lara Duren King

Portland, Oregon 190 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (35)

DeeDeeAndShark

Lara Duren King

Portland, Oregon | 190 Sales

Lara King

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Lara King

Announcement    Thanks for looking! All glaze used that comes into contact with food is commercial, non toxic, and food safe. Open to custom stuff. If you have any questions just send me a message! www.facebook.com/deedeeandshark
www.instagram.com/deedeeandshark
Locals to PDX area, contact me prior to purchase for details on how to get $10 off!

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Last updated on May 31, 2019

Thanks for looking! All glaze used that comes into contact with food is commercial, non toxic, and food safe. Open to custom stuff. If you have any questions just send me a message! www.facebook.com/deedeeandshark
www.instagram.com/deedeeandshark
Locals to PDX area, contact me prior to purchase for details on how to get $10 off!

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About DeeDeeAndShark

Sales 190
On Etsy since 2011

Creating is a way of life for me. I try to do it in the most sustainable way possible.

I bought a kiln off of Craigslist. This is after years of not having access to facilities. Within the span of two weeks and a couple of lucky online finds (and sweet generous people), a full(ish) ceramic studio was realized in our family garage. I can not fully articulate how exciting this is for me or how powerful and free it makes me feel. I love making things...
I make things because I don't know how not to! I've just always done it. I like to work with a variety of materials but there is magic in clay. Maybe that's silly but, for me even baking a cake is pretty fantastic so the ability to make a cake pan out of a ball of dirt is next level wizardry. A kiln is the most magical oven.

Sustainable art practices are important to me. I use mostly recycled packaging. I also strive to be as efficient and effective as possible while making my wares.


I expect my work to change and evolve here. I am inspired by textures, color, nature, humor, the everyday wonder in my "normal" life.

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  • Lara King

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    My family and I settled in Portland, OR about five years ago. I started DeeDee & Shark a few years ago after setting up a studio in my garage. The name comes from my son's two favorite stuffies, a large bear named DeeDee and a shark named Shark.

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