For me, our coop provides a community of diverse, but like minded artists. I enjoy being able to contribute to the community effort and at the same time feel supported by other members.
As a science teacher and biologist I am often in touch with the many shapes and colors of nature. Garden seed pods, birds, and animal
habitats inspire my work. Aspects of Asian art, from the simplicity of bamboo stems and leaves to fine lines of lanterns and pagodas, can also be found in my ceramic pieces. The glazing process I use includes traditional Celadon and Shino, the addition of salt or soda to the kiln's chamber, and the burning of wood to add elements of surprise.
Jeff joined TEAL in 2006 and is a Corvallis resident