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.

39 Pieces Available

Alice Pot w/ Bluebird

Raku Pottery
17 x 9" diameter
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Alice Vase

Ceramics
12.5 x 9 x 9
$275 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Bird Jar

Ceramics
17 x 10 x 7
$350 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Bowl - Clarice

Clay (1 available)
1.75 x 8.5 x 8.5
$65 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Bowl - Copper & Bronze

Ceramics, high fire (5 Available)
4 x 6.25
$36 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Bowl - Copper & Bronze Large

Ceramics, high fire
6 x 11
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Bowl - Multiverse

Clay (1 available)
2.5 x 10 x 10
$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Bowl - Multiverse #2

Clay (1 available)
1.75 x 8 x 8
$55 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Bowl - Window

Clay (1 available)
4 x 6 x 6
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Bowl - Window #2

Clay (1 available)
3.5 x 6 x 6
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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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
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$32 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Clarice

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Climbing Lizards

Clay (2 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Dancing Aliens

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Flying Squid and a Window to the Past

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
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Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Squid and a Window to the Past

Clay (1 available)
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 (2 available)
12 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Green/Celadon Wide Base #22

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

Clay (1 Available)
12 oz
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Coffee Cup Leaping Lizards

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Lizard and Catbird

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

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Multiverse #2

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Road Home

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Saturated Iron Sea Turtle

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Scaredy-Cat

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coffee Cup Shield Emblem

Clay (3 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 (2 available)
12 oz
$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Coyote Canopic

Ceramics
20 x 9.5 x 7
$450 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Crow-nopic

Ceramics
18 x 13 x 7
$450 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Espresso Cup Green/Celadon #14

Clay (1 available)
6 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Evening Trees

Ceramics, high fire
7.5 x 6
$150 + Free Shipping
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Homage to Clarice Lidded Jar

Ceramics
6 x 8 x 8
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Lamp: Abstract In Terra Sigillata

Clay
30 x 16
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Lamp: Dancing Thistles

Ceramics
23 x 5 x 5
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Lamp: Eau de Clarice

Ceramics
24 x 7 x 7
$375 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Lamp: Flying Squid Imaginarium

Raku Pottery
28 x 14 x 14
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Lidded Jar with Swallow

Clay
6 x 8 x 8
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Mad Hatter Cup Green & Brown #11

Clay
12 oz
$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Marginally Clarice

Ceramics, high fire
7 x 6.5
SOLD

Multiverse Lidded Jar

Ceramics
4.5 x 7 x 7
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Owl Canopic

Ceramics
17 x 8 x 8
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Reliquary for Major Tom

Ceramics
20 x 8 x 6
$275 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
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Swallow Jar

Ceramics
15 x 10 x 10
$450 + 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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Three-Legged Bowl Pink Explosion

Ceramics
7 x 13.5 x 13.5
$275 + Free Shipping
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Tumbler Blue #20

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$28 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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Tumbler Green #13

Clay (1 available)
12 oz
$28 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
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