Currently living outside Estacada, Oregon, Deirdre's studio is set on a beautiful 20-acre property with flowing meadows, and bordering protected forest. She has had the opportunity to share the love of clay setting up home and studio throughout the U.S. in Florida, Virginia, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, and overseas in Japan. With each move came new experiences adding to the craft.
Deirdre works mainly on the wheel producing functional ware for house and garden. Her creations often become whimsical with faces emerging from mugs, bakers and garden accents. There is always humor to be found.
The pots are all high-fired stoneware. An electric kiln is used to bisque fire the pieces, and a Bailey down-draft gas kiln (or an electric kiln) is used to glaze to cone 10, heating to 2345F or 1285C. The glazes used are all food safe and no lead or toxic materials are used. All pots are microwave, oven, dishwasher and freezer safe and garden pots can be left out year-round. Pottery isn't just a living, it's a passion (and cheaper than therapy!).