Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Kelly Donaldson and Pamela Lane Donaldson have been working together since the early 70's. Their original work was high-fired, gas reduction, mostly functional ware. Most pieces were collaborations with Kelly throwing pieces on the wheel which Pam decorated/altered with painted glazes, relief carving, and sculptural elements. All pieces, including dinnerware, were one of a kind. They have never considered themselves production potters.

The early '80's took them to Bend, OR, where circumstances conspired to turn them to raku as a primary firing technique. Freed from the need to be functional, their work went in a different direction. At first most pieces were collaborations, then Pamela began supplementing the repertoire with hand-built sculptural work - mostly wall hung - much of which was informed by her interest in the human figure.

They had to leave Bend and their studio behind for some time while Kelly built golf courses in South America, the Northwest, and Colorado. Off and on during that time Pamela was employed as a professional picture framer, while working in pastel, acrylic and oils - represented by The Blue Spruce Gallery, until they moved to South America for some large golf projects. Upon their return they did one more golf course project in Dupont, Washington, and then returned to Oregon - this time to their current home in Dundee. Now that they are back to producing work, they are looking forward to becoming involved in the local arts community.

53 Pieces Available

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3-Legged Bowl Clay 7 x 11 $175
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4-Legged Bowl Raku Pottery 9 x 8" diameter SOLD
50's Pot Raku Pottery 6.5 x 9.5 $165
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Acorn Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 7.5 x 7 $125
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Alice Pot w/ Bluebird Raku Pottery 17 x 9" diameter $325
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Bird Terra Sigillata Jar Clay 6.5 x 7.5" diameter $165
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Brown Cattail w/ Yelling Bird Raku Pottery 7 x 8.5" diameter $175
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Brown/Copper No Foot Jar Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 8 x 9 $145
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Cattail Imaginarium Raku Pottery 11 x 5" diameter $175
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Celtic Dragon Raku Pottery 3.5 x 5 $105
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Celtic Knot Raku Pottery 5 x 4 $105
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Coffee Cup Blue #21 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Blue #21 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Green #25 Clay (8 available) 12 oz $24
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Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #12 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Tall #23 Clay 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22 Clay (5 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Green/S.R. #16 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $24
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Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10 Clay (4 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Osky/S.R. Hazel Foot #7 Clay 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cup Osky/S.R. Hazel Foot #7 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Stellar Rust/Blue #1 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $32
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Coffee Cups w/ Bird / Fish / Mushroom Clay (3 available) 12 oz $45
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Cylindrical Imaginarium Raku Pottery 10 x 5 $165
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Dancing Thistles Raku Pottery 6 x 9 $165
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Espresso Cup Green/Celadon #14 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $24
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Espresso Cup White #18 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $24
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Fish Eating Imaginarium Small Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 5 x 6.5 $115
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Framed Imaginarium Raku Pottery 6 x 4.5 $115
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Fungi Imperfecti Raku Pottery 5 x 5.5" diameter $125
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Goblet Green #9 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
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Goblet Martini Green #8 Clay (4 available) 6 oz $30
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Goblet Martini Opal/Shorebreak - F.B. Foot #6 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
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Goblet Opal/Shorebreak - F.B. Foot #3 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
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Goblet Saturn Opal - F.B. Foot #5 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
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Goblet Shorebreak - Opal Foot #4 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
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Green Cattail w/ Yelling Bird Raku Pottery 7.5 x 7.5" diameter $175
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Green Cylindrical Imaginarium Raku Pottery 11.5 x 5 $165
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Imaginarium with Bird Raku Pottery 13.5 x 5.5" diameter $245
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Landscape Raku Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 4.5 x 4 SOLD
Lidded Mushrooms Jar Raku Pottery 7 x 6.5 $145
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Mad Hatter Cup Green & Brown #11 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $24
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Many-Handle Raku Jar Raku Pottery 10.5 x 11" diameter $175
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Milk Can 2 Raku Pottery 15.5 x 11 $200
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Pot of Many Colors Clay 11 x 13 $195
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Quail Pot Raku Pottery 14 x 6" diameter $285
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Sea Turtle in Storm Raku Pottery 8 x 8 $150
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Small Covered Jar w/ Trees Raku Pottery 6.5 x 5" diameter $125
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Swallow with Feathers Raku Pottery 5.5 x 7.5 SOLD
Tape Bottle Raku Pottery 15.5 x 6" diameter $165
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Terra Sigillata / Bronze Bowls Clay 4 x 6" diameter SOLD
Terra Sigillata / Bronze Bowls Clay 4 x 6" diameter SOLD
Terra Sigillata / Bronze Bowls Clay 4 x 6" diameter SOLD
The Happy Pot Raku Pottery 5.5 x 7" diameter $95
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Trees in Snow Raku Pottery 8 x 10 $165
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Tumbler Blue #20 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $28
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Tumbler Green #13 Clay 12 oz $28
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Tumbler Green #13 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Tumbler Stellar Rust/Blue/Hazel #2 Clay 12 oz $28
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Tumblers w/ Bird / Fish Clay (2 available) 12 oz $40
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Viking Ships Jar w/ Celtic Knot Raku Pottery 7 x 7.5 $155
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Yunomi with Yelling Bird Clay 4 x 3.5 SOLD