About

Cynthia Spencer

Cynthia Spencer

I’m a potter living in Corvallis, Oregon with two dogs and supportive husband. Spencer Work in Clay is the all-purpose name I chose for my business because what I like to do most in life is play in clay. Sometimes this means pots for use, sometimes sculpture for the garden, sometimes work that just needs to be made to continue my dialog with the myself.

All work is handbuilt from slabs or pinch-coiled into shape and high-fired for durability and use.

Since 1987 I’ve been showing and selling work at trade shows, art fairs, wholesale markets, galleries and the occasional studio sale. Many pieces have been donated for causes near and dear to my heart. If I don’t have to ship it I may donate to yours.

Many of the pieces you see here are available for sale at my Etsy Shop:  NicePots.

You can also read my ramblings about art on my Blog: Vase of the Week. Try as I might, the posts do not come out weekly…

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello – I saw your work at Showcase and am very interested in purchasing pieces for my shop. My shop is Trillium – a fine crafts gallery with a nature theme located in Wheeler Oregon (20 minutes south of Cannon Beach). Your leaf shaped bowls and plates are wonderful – love the frond curl on the large bowls.

    I don’t have a website but there are photos of my shop at wheeleroregon.com.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you,
    Mary Lou Tierney
    503-368-3211

  2. Hello, I saw an outdoor multicolored ceramic sculpture you created for one of your Portland customers in a Sunset “Small Yards, Big Ideas” magazine and was wondering if you had other yard art one could purchase and if it was possible to purchase over the internet. I loved the sculpture and would be very interested in purchasing one similar to this one. Thanks so much for your help. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind Regards, Jackie Webster

  3. Hello Cynthia,
    My name is Diana, and I’m the founding editor of District (www.districtlit.com). We publish fiction, poetry, and visual art. I saw your work initially in CALYX. I am really impressed with your portfolio and think your pottery would be a beautiful feature in an upcoming issue of District. If you are interested in being featured on our site, please email our art director, Jenny Mary Brown, with a couple of samples (jenny@districtlit.com). Thank you for your time!
    Sincerely,
    Diana Smith Bolton
    founding editor, District

  4. Hi Cynthia, I love the look of the page as you first come into your site. That image just speaks volumes…very dramatic with a hint of lightness. The color scheme works for this image. – Maureen

  5. Cynthia. It’s Mark Terry. I’m curating a west coast wood fire show that will feature the ‘best of the west,’ and would like to invite you to submit a piece. But I’ll be danged if I can find your direct email address. Will you reply so I can send you details and a much nice invitation? mterry@georgefox.edu

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