Craig Martell on wed 11 dec 02
I've never said much about our gallery on Clayart. I'd like to blather a
bit now if you don't mind. If anyone does, the delete key is to the right
of your Rt. hand.
The Fire's Eye Gallery is located near McMinnville, Oregon. It's been
there for about 7 years now. We've owned the gallery since April 2001. We
carry a lot of clay work. Most of the potters and artists are from the
Northwest. Here's a rundown of some of them.
The Oregon folks include, Me, Patrick Horsley, Don Sprague, Glen Burris,
Wally Schwab, Barb Campbell, Charles Gluskoter, Michele Rigert, Rhea Shea,
Dorothy Steele, Andrea Peyton, Blythe Eastman, Kathy Lee, Don and Cindy
Hoskisson, Mike and Michele Gwinup, and Steven Cousens who is from Canada
and used to live in Las Vegas but now he lives in Portland. But, we do
have one guy who's a Canuck and lives on Vancouver Island. He's a celadon
potter and his name is Terry Ryals.
Washington potters include, Paddy McNeely, Cindy Jenkins, and I think we
have one crystal piece of Ginny Conroe's left but that's it. All three of
these folks live in Seattle.
One potter from Calif., Sally Jaffee.
Two guys from Nevada: Tom Coleman and Joe Winter. We just received 40 new
pieces from Tom in the mid price range. Real nice stuff. You guys should
all come out here and take a look.
The work ranges from domestic stoneware and porcelain to sculpture. All
sorts of disciplines and working-firing methods. We have a lot of other
work, too. Painting, sculpture, metal work, a small bit of woodwork etc.
If any of you folks are coming by this way stop in and say hello. We have
a website that's eternally under construction but you can get phone
numbers, hours, and directions to the gallery. www.fireseyegallery.com
thanks for the plug, Craig Martell Janitor and Maintainance guy at "The Eye"
Dannon Rhudy on thu 12 dec 02
.......> The Fire's Eye Gallery is located near McMinnville, Oregon. It's
> there for about 7 years now. ......We
> carry a lot of clay work. Most of the potters and artists are from the
> Northwest. ......
Anyone who can visit this gallery, go. Immediately. It is
a GREAT little gallery (not so little, actually). A delight
to browse through, with some stunning work. For true.
Craig's own work is there, worth the trip just for that. But
there really are some excellent artists represented (Coleman
is always good to come across, no?). They have some great
glass, too. And last time I was there, some delightful sculptures,
inside and out. So give yourself a treat - head on over!!