Hand crafted ceramic art by Lisa Eldredge

Ashland, Oregon · 290 Sales


Hand crafted ceramic art by Lisa Eldredge

Ashland, Oregon 290 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
Lisa Eldredge

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5 out of 5 stars

jhdanielson1 on Feb 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous platter, with many layers of embossing and color glazes. The colors are perfect, with predominantly aqua and blue and soft sand gold. It will be given as a wedding gift, and I'm sure they will love it!

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Adventures in clay

I grew up on the water and in the woods around the San Francisco Bay, soaking up the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Bay Area. My earliest adventures included setting out solo in my little row boat, Buttercup. Those adventures often entailed long day dreams, communing with seals, and getting swept away by tides with a small amount of panic and frantic rowing because I was not supposed to have traveled so far to begin with. With the Santa Cruz Mountains at my back door, an afternoon napping or hiking in soft redwoods and oak woodlands followed by a foggy walk on the beach, balanced the ever-busy bay area culture with an idyllic respite.

In my early teens I left to travel the west coast on sailing ships. My incredible shipmates have forever shaped me with their influences and introductions into the world of wandering and what it means to truly live and love. While sailing, I ventured to new cities, slept in sails, dropped in on surf breaks from inflatables, and lived in a good number of coastal states before hitting dry land more permanently. More recently, exploring the woods and mountain ecosystems of the west has scratched an itch that I always had when I looked up and wondered how hard it would be, and how long it would take, to get to the top of the mountains I drove past. While lush coast ranges feel so homey to me, these bigger and drier mountain ranges are vast with seemingly endless expanses of land that I am still trying to get comfortable with. Along with the sights, sounds, and flavors of my travels, the curious awkwardness in exploring both the familiar and the daunting ecosystems I call home, heavily influence my ceramics process.

For ages, boat builders have pushed the limits of balancing beautifully proportioned lines with smart and simple functionality. Similar curves, proportions, and design elements work their way into my pottery, complimented by inspiration from the woods, mountains, and coast ecosystems that I call home. I also draw inspiration from the artisan influence of pre-industrial designs, in boats, furniture, tools, and daily-use items.

I start with sketches before moving on to small test runs of varied designs. If some of those feel right, I pull out their best design aspects to incorporate into larger production batches. Each batch comes out a little different but I try to have some larger runs of styles that I continue to make throughout the year. My non-production pieces are one-off works that I make to explore different ideas and are at times wildly different from my typical work. These are a longer process of hours or days in creation for one piece.

I largely wheel throw and slab build my work out of stoneware or fine porcelain. I make a variety of my own tools to meet the exact needs of my processes. Wheel thrown pieces are always trimmed, sometimes altered, and are often quite precise. Hand built slab works are more heavily composed and textured, sometimes showing obvious seams and joints. Both styles are largely nodding to the artisan influence of pre-industrial designs.

I fire to cone 6 in electric kilns, which I find to be both practical and versatile. I mix my own glazes and do extensive testing to get just the right glaze for the form and function of my works. The resulting pieces are sturdy, usable, food safe, and lead-free.

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  • Lisa Eldredge

    The Owner/maker/designer/shipper/everything Else

    Much of my design inspiration comes from sailing wooden boats. Boats balance beautifully proportioned lines with functionality. Similar design elements work their way into my clay, complimented by inspiration from the woods and mountains around me.

  • Mr Gnomekins


    Mr Gnomekins resides over the studio directing much of our day to day operations. He likes very short (ok no-distance) walks (ok standing still) in the garden, rainbow capes, and warming by the 2000 degree kiln.

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Last updated on February 6, 2018

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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If your item arrives damaged please contact me immediately by sending a digital picture of the damaged piece to my contact link here and I will make and send you a replacement.

If the item arrives and is not as described in the item description it can be returned for a refund if requested within 7 days of receiving. There are no returns on custom items. In the case of all returns you will be responsible for return shipping charges. Please return in original package as to keep the pottery protected. Your money will be refunded once the piece safely arrives.
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Last updated on Aug 25, 2016
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All of my pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe

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