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 of their work 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 n ...
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 of their work 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.

Then there was a break for some years while Kelly built golf courses and Pam sold paintings in galleries as they were moving around with no place for clay. Since moving to Dundee, Oregon in 2014, they are back to clay again. Events have again come together to take their art in a new direction. They were able to design and build a dedicated studio--with a roof full of solar panels, which meant that instead of just bisquing pots in electric kilns they have also been firing the glazed work in them. Most work today is cone 6 stoneware, oxidation, with an occasional raku and pit fired piece for good measure.

The other big change is that Kelly is not only making some functional ware again (cups, tumblers, goblets, bowls) but is adding his own intricate and unique surface decoration. Examples are his "Imaginaria" series and the cups with individual pictures on them.

Much of the work is still collaborative--Kelly throwing, Pam altering, decorating. The "Alice" series is a bright and fun example of that. However, Pam's handbuilt work is increasing, like the three legged bowls, larger vessels, and wall pieces.

Kelly's functional stoneware work is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Larger decorative vessels can usually hold water for flowers, etc.

45 Pieces Available

3-Legged Bowl

Clay
7 x 11
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Abstract Large Pot

Clay
24 x 12 x 11
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Acorn Lidded Jar

Raku Pottery
7.5 x 7
$150 + Free Shipping
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Alice Pot in Green

Clay
17.5 x 11 x 9
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Alice Pot w/ Bluebird

Raku Pottery
17 x 9" diameter
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Bird Jar

Ceramics
17 x 10 x 7
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Bird Terra Sigillata Jar

Clay
6.5 x 7.5" diameter
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Brown Cattail w/ Yelling Bird

Raku Pottery
7 x 8.5" diameter
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Celtic Knot

Raku Pottery
5 x 4
$105 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
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Coffee Cup Bird & Flying Squid

Clay (4 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Blue #21

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$32 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19

Clay (3 available)
12 oz
$32 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Clarice

Clay
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Climbing Lizards

Clay
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Dancing Aliens

Clay
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Glossy Popsicle

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Green #25

Clay (7 available)
12 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #29

Clay (3 available)
12 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #29

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Green/S.R. #16

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Leaping Lizards

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Lizard and Catbird

Clay
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Matte Popsicle

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Osky/S.R. Hazel Foot #7

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Saturated Iron Sea Turtle

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Saturated Iron Sea Turtle

Clay
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Scaredy-Cat

Clay
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Shield Emblem

Clay (4 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Stellar Rust/Blue #1

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$32 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cups w/ Bird / Fish / Mushroom

Clay (3 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Cylindrical Imaginarium

Raku Pottery
10 x 5
$165 + Free Shipping
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Dancing Thistles

Raku Pottery
6 x 9
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Espresso Cup Green/Celadon #14

Clay
6 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Espresso Cup White #18

Clay
6 oz
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Fungi Imperfecti

Raku Pottery
5 x 5.5" diameter
$125 + Flat Rate Shipping $15
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Green Cattail w/ Yelling Bird

Raku Pottery
7.5 x 7.5" diameter
$175 + Free Shipping
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Homage to Clarice Lidded Jar

Ceramics
6 x 8 x 8
$185 + Free Shipping
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Imaginarium with Bird

Raku Pottery
13.5 x 5.5" diameter
$245 + Free Shipping
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Lamp: Alice Pot in Blue

Clay
32 x 16 x 16
$390 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Lamp: Flying Squid Imaginarium

Raku Pottery
28 x 14 x 14
$340 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Lidded Jar with Swallow

Clay
6 x 8 x 8
$175 + Free Shipping
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Mad Hatter Cup Green & Brown #11

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Milk Can 2

Raku Pottery
15.5 x 11
$200 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Owl Canopic

Ceramics
17 x 8 x 8
$350 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Quail Pot

Raku Pottery
14 x 6" diameter
$235 + Free Shipping
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Small Covered Jar w/ Trees

Raku Pottery
6.5 x 5" diameter
$150 + Free Shipping
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Tape Bottle

Raku Pottery
15.5 x 6" diameter
$165 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Terra Sigillata Pot

Clay
12 x 10.5 x 10
$185 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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The Happy Pot

Raku Pottery
5.5 x 7" diameter
$95 + Flat Rate Shipping $25
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Tumbler Blue #20

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$28 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Tumbler Green #13

Clay
12 oz
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Tumbler Stellar Rust/Blue/Hazel #2

Clay
12 oz
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Viking Ships Jar w/ Celtic Knot

Raku Pottery
7 x 7.5
$155 + Free Shipping
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