Meteor Craft Operative is a collective of Pacific Northwest artists who banded together late in 2016 with a vision for a more community focused way of growing their individual businesses.
Since its inception, Meteor Craft Operative has become a gathering place for artists to exchange ideas about their art, talk shop about business, expose their art to new eyes and most importantly, to connect with their audience and with their peers.
To grow this vision Meteor Craft Operative now hosts monthly window gallery shows at The Shop which feature established and emerging artists, as well as being open for retail sales and chats about life every Saturday from 12pm - 6pm.
We are located at 5709 Ne Fremont St. Portland, Oregon
Hi I’m Katt and I’m a compulsive puzzle solver that thrives on juggling chaos. Years ago I made two promises to myself: not to succumb to the daily grind of a 9-5 and to never make something that I myself wouldn’t want to be a part of my world. As a studio production artist vending my wares every weekend and an all ages teacher, I’ve been able to keep both by discovering the most efficient way to make my work.
My studio is a chaotic whirlwind of process and materials. Plaster molds for slip casting ceramic work tower on shelves in corners next to a perpetually clay speckled pottery wheel. Cups wait for handles, huddled in vast batches across the canvas tabletop, while ceramic brain bowls sit patiently on trays to be glazed. There is always something to do in every step of the clay process.
Cyclical, constant, ceaseless.
Wonder is a key element of my process . Experiencing something new fuels my own practice and informs my teaching philosophy. Why do something if it’s not engaging, if it doesn’t push you forward? This is where the juggling skills are honed.
As a studio artist how can I keep myself engaged in my work, push my own boundaries, AND maintain a stable existence? With a playful openness and merciless persistence, I continue to discover these answers.
Hello! I'm Cristina.
I've been making art and jewelry with resin since 2004. I love the flexibility and light that resin provides, as well as the process that it requires to make these works of art. Combining light, warmth, texture and content to create a visual narrative is what I love to do. Visit my work at www.cristinaaucone.com
Carrot Flower Creative is a small studio in Portland, Oregon, specializing in limited edition handcrafted objects made from new and recycled materials with a focus in ceramics. No two pieces of work made through Carrot Flower Creative are exactly the same, but rather the individual nature of each piece is celebrated as it is made. The person buying an item from Carrot Flower Creative is choosing it because the object cannot be mass produced and they value the imprint of human spirit upon the material. Carrot Flower Creative media includes ceramics, painting, fibers, and paper.
Sandra Oberdorfer runs Carrot Flower Creative. She is an artist with years of experience working with several different media and uses a combination of intuition and observation to bring out the best attributes of color and texture in the pieces she makes.
Sandra has a BFA in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft and an MFA from the Maine College of Art. Additionally, she's worked several years in museum and art education as an educator, program organizer and curator. To see more examples of her artwork, visit www.sandramoberdorfer.com.