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.

54 Pieces Available

Image Title Media Dimensions Price
Acorn Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 7.5 x 7 $125
Bowl Eclipse #28 Clay (2 available) 10" diameter $44
Bowl Landscape #26 Clay (2 available) 10" diameter $44
Bowl Yin-Yang #27 Clay (2 available) 9" diameter $44
Brown/Copper No Foot Jar Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 8 x 9 $145
Celtic Dragon Raku Pottery 3.5 x 5 $105
Celtic Knot Raku Pottery 5 x 4 $105
Coffee Cup Blue #21 Clay (4 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19 Clay (4 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Green #25 Clay (8 available) 12 oz $24
Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #12 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #12 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Green/Celadon #24 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Green/Celadon #24 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Tall #23 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22 Clay (6 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Green/S.R. #16 Clay (5 available) 12 oz $24
Coffee Cup Green/S.R. #16 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10 Clay (6 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Osky/S.R. Hazel Foot #7 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Stellar Rust/Blue #1 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $32
Coffee Cup Stellar Rust/Blue #1 Clay 12 oz SOLD
Coffee Cup White #17 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $32
Crusty Lidded Jar w/ Feet Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 5.5 x 4 $75
Cylindrical Imaginarium w/ Cattails Raku Pottery 10 x 5 SOLD
Dundee Hills Raku Pottery 7.5 x 7 $165
Espresso Cup Green/Celadon #14 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $24
Espresso Cup White #18 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $24
Fancy Feet Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 4.5 x 6 $45
Fish Eating Imaginarium Small Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 5 x 6.5 $115
Flying Saucer in Blue Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 5 x 6.5 $85
Flying Saucer in Brown Pit Fire Pottery 5 x 6.5 $75
Flying Saucer in Red Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 5 x 7.5 $105
Footed Red Clay Jar Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 5.5 x 7 SOLD
Framed Imaginarium Raku Pottery 6 x 4.5 $115
Goblet Green #9 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
Goblet Martini Green #8 Clay (4 available) 6 oz $30
Goblet Martini Opal/Shorebreak - F.B. Foot #6 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
Goblet Opal/Shorebreak - F.B. Foot #3 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
Goblet Saturn Opal - F.B. Foot #5 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
Goblet Shorebreak - Opal Foot #4 Clay (2 available) 6 oz $30
Green Cylindrical Imaginarium Raku Pottery 11.5 x 5 $165
Green Hornet Imaginarium Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 4.5 x 4.5 $95
Landscape Raku Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 4.5 x 4 $45
Lidded Mushrooms Jar Raku Pottery 7 x 6.5 $145
Mad Hatter Cup Green & Brown #11 Clay (3 available) 12 oz $24
Quaking Raku Pottery 7 x 7 $125
Red & Black Small Lidded Jar Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 4.5 x 5.5 $85
Red Footed Lidded Jar Pit Fire Pottery 5.5 x 7 SOLD
Red/Copper Footed Jar Raku/Pit Fire Pottery 6 x 9 $145
Sea Turtle in Storm Raku Pottery 8 x 8 $150
Small White Pit Fire Lidded Jar Pit Fire Pottery 3.5 x 4.5 $45
Straight Neck Gourd Raku Pottery 12.5 x 11 $185
Sun - Aspen Leaf - Fish Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 4.5 x 7 SOLD
Swallow with Feathers Raku Pottery 5.5 x 7.5 $125
Trees in Snow Raku Pottery 8 x 10 $165
Tumbler Blue #20 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $28
Tumbler Green #13 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $28
Tumbler Green/Celadon #15 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $28
Tumbler Stellar Rust/Blue/Hazel #2 Clay (2 available) 12 oz $28
Turtle Raku Pottery 5 x 4 $105
Viking Ships Raku Pottery 7 x 7.5 SOLD
Yin-Yang Imaginarium Lidded Jar Raku Pottery 5 x 6.5 $115
Yin-Yang Salmon Jar Raku Pottery 3.5 x 5 $95