Announcement This is the Etsy Shop for the artwork of Jason Russell. I have been on a break from making work but will be back at it soon. Stay tuned!
This is the Etsy Shop for the artwork of Jason Russell. I have been on a break from making work but will be back at it soon. Stay tuned!
Simple. Beautiful. Useful.
I love useful objects. Maybe it's that whole human thing of using tools. Whether it's a cast iron skillet, a pepper mill, or a safety razor, there's just something so satisfying about a well-made object that you can use every day and pass on to your relatives. I feel that however well-intentioned the idea of recycling is, it's popularity, in a way encourages a throw away attitude among consumers. Why not purchase something you can reuse instead of discard? If well made, the object pays for itself 100 times over. I think some people get put off by the high price of a well-made object, not realizing that the initial investment (and it is an investment) makes better economical sense than having to replace a poorly-made object over and over again. My goal, in a very small way is to encourage consumers to consider buying items that they will keep and use for a very long time.
I've been working with clay ever since I stumbled into the ceramics studio at the University of the Pacific back in 1995. I'm currently working with porcelain and I use a potter's wheel to make all my pieces. First they are thrown, then trimmed. After they are completely dry, I fire them in an electric kiln. After this first firing the pieces are ready to be glazed. After glazing, the work goes back in the kiln and is fired to a higher temperature which melts the glaze and matures the clay body. Now it is ready for you to use and enjoy!
I have two lines of work. SYRK Tableware is my production line and is comprised of cups, bowls, and serving pieces that I make in multiples. I also make one-of-a-kind pieces that are signed J/R, for Jason Russell. Please be sure to check out both shops for a variety of pieces, including discounted seconds.
Owner, Maker, Designer
My goal is to make objects that function flawlessly, last forever, and look beautiful. I live and work in Portland, Oregon. If you have questions about what I do, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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*A note about clearance items:
All sales are final for clearance items. These pieces may have minor cosmetic flaws that will not affect the function. Once they are gone, they are gone. Orders will not be taken for clearance items.