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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...ever 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 under the name of Cross Creek Clay. 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.


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Alice Pot w/ Bluebird Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Raku-fired, and one of Pamela's first forays into the "Alice in Wonderland" style.
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Alice Pot w/ Bluebird by Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay
Alice Vase

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Alice Vase

Ceramics - 12.5 x 9 x 9

$275 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
Bird Jar Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Bird Jar ... if you have long-legged birds that you need to store.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bird Jar

Ceramics - 17 x 10 x 7

$350 + Special shipping required; contact us for estimate
Bowl - Clarice Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Clarice

Clay (1 available) - 1.75 x 8.5 x 8.5

$65 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Bowl - Copper & Bronze Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Copper & Bronze

Ceramics, high fire (5 Available) - 4 x 6.25

$36 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Bowl - Copper & Bronze Large Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.
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Bowl - Copper & Bronze Large by Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay
Bowl - Multiverse Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Multiverse

Clay (1 available) - 2.5 x 10 x 10

$75 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Bowl - Multiverse #2 Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Multiverse #2

Clay (1 available) - 1.75 x 8 x 8

$55 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Bowl - Window Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Window

Clay (1 available) - 4 x 6 x 6

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Bowl - Window #2 Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Food safe.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Bowl - Window #2

Clay (1 available) - 3.5 x 6 x 6

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Bird & Flying Squid

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Bird & Flying Squid

Clay (4 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Blue Osky/S.R. #19

Clay (1 available) - 12 oz

$32 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Clarice Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Also an homage to Clarice. Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Clarice

Clay (2 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Climbing Lizards Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Climbing Lizards

Clay (2 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Dancing Aliens Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Dancing Aliens

Clay (1 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Flying Squid and a Window to the Past Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.
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Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Flying Squid and a Window to the Past by Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay
Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Squid and a Window to the Past Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.
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Coffee Cup First Man Discovers Watermelon with Squid and a Window to the Past by Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay
Coffee Cup Glossy Popsicle

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Glossy Popsicle

Clay (2 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Green #25

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Green #25

Clay (7 available) - 12 oz

$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #29

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Green Osky/S.R. #29

Clay (2 available) - 12 oz

$24 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10
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Coffee Cup Hazel Bottom Opal/S.R. #10 by Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay
Coffee Cup Leaping Lizards Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Leaping Lizards

Clay (1 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10
Coffee Cup Lizard and Catbird Fine Art by artist Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay - Description: Kelly loves to make a piece that even though it is small and has utility and you hold it in your hand, it is still a small beautiful piece of art that you hold every day. As he is working on the art for any given piece, he's always interested in where the inspiration will come from and where it will lead.

Kelly and Pamela Donaldson, Cross Creek Clay

Coffee Cup Lizard and Catbird

Clay (2 available) - 12 oz

$45 + Flat Rate Shipping $10