WELCOME TO ROBIN RUSSELL CERAMICS
I'm back after a ten year break. I'm having fun creating new pieces. I'm doing very small numbers of very detailed and fun little folks. Hope you like them.
All About Me
I have been an artist my entire adult life. I did the very first Portland Saturday Market and realized there was a way to make a living doing what I loved. I have been very lucky to have lived this life. Thanks!
Why Isn't there more work here?
After 9/11 and the crash of the economy I no longer felt like making fun work. It was just wasn't in me. My husband was doing stoneware pottery at the time and we decided to team up and make highly decorated terracotta pottery. He makes the pots and I do the painting. It is extremely time intensive and
detailed (of course). Our work is sold in galleries all around the country and we still do a couple of art shows. It's a seven day a week operation. I only can make my old work in my spare time and sometimes there's none of that,
I make each piece one at a time. I use no molds or other forms of reproduction. I use a white porcelain clay that is very strong and durable. I hand mold each piece using only a knife, a bamboo skewer and a rolling pin for night lights and lamps. After drying, I paint the colors with paints made of ground minerals. I bisque fire the pieces, paint accent colors and dip the finished pieces in a clear glaze and fire again to 2,200 degrees.
The work is all lead free and nontoxic. The colors can never fade or wash off.
Eugene Saturday Market and Holiday Market 2020
We have taken the year off from the Saturday Market but we are planning to do the Holiday Market 2020.
I'll update when we know where are booth will be.
It will be Saturdays only outdoor at the Park Blocks.