These are wild times! We are all riding the waves of ever-changing unknowns. I have faith that art, beauty and collective compassion will see us through. At the same time, the venues that we gather to share and sell art have mostly been cancelled or closed. So our creativity needs to channel into new outlets. I'm still making pots, and will continue to, because it is what I love to do.
My love of clay and desire to celebrate the beauty of this great art form fuels my creative energy! Clay has been a major part of my life for forty-seven years. Since 1973, I have utilized a broad array of ceramic processes, including functional, sculptural, low-fire, mid-range Cone 6, high-fire reduction and woodfire to explore the amazing nature of clay in regard to form and surface decoration. After all these years, I still love and am passionate about what I do!
I began selling my work in the Chicago area while also teaching ceramics part-time at both the university level and in Chicago's public schools as a visiting artist. Much of my inspirations came from these early teaching experiences, especially while working with children. Their spontaneity and daring use of color continue to influence my work!
Please see recent work on my Etsy Page and/or contact me directly.
UPCOMING EVENTS • 2020-2021
Annual Holiday Studio Sale
Saturday only, December 19th
10am - 4pm
OUTSIDE, dry beneath the canopy
3625 NE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97212
Bundle up, put on your rain gear and join me for the 2nd weekend of my masked and socially-distanced Holiday Sidewalk Sale! This coming weekend it will be Saturday only, 10-4. .I will be selling an assortment of colorful porcelain dinnerware, wood fired ceramic sculpture and an array of discounted items.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to shop online, please check out my Etsy page. I will be adding more work throughout the week to my page. You can also contact me directly if you have a special order in mind, would like to set up an appointment or purchase a gift certificate*. I am happy to ship or can arrange for you to pick up from my front porch.
*I offer gift certificates $25 and up which can be redeemed anytime within a year. Let your person choose their favorite piece -- or have them contact me to create something special! Call or email, and we can set this up.
Upcoming Shows 2021
With the world still struggling with the pandemic and for likely months to come, many Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 shows are already being cancelled. Please keep in touch to see what is happening. Thank you!
Anacortes Arts Festival 2021 (As of Dec 2020, still scheduled).
Teaching and Workshops
MHCC Clay Club presents Natalie Warrens'
Form, Function, and Personal Expression:
An exploration of Slab Building and Airbrush Techniques
for Electric and Atmospheric Firings
This will be a four session Zoom workshop:
Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6 and Feb 13, 2021
All sessions are from Noon – 1:30
OPA Members - Free
For the Zoom link contact John Hasegawa at John.Hasegawa@mhcc.edu. Please open document below for more information.
Ceramics: I, II, III @ Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR. Summer term, Date TBD
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