In "Columbia River Gorge Series" Greg created an ode to his grandfather, Elmer Tate, a farmer and man of importance to Greg as he grew up in Oregon. While growing up he would travel with his grandfather along the Columbia to watch native people standing on makeshift platforms, dipping their large nets into the falls to net salmon.
Greg creates the black and white checkerboard platforms for the series fashioned after the black basalt rocks that dominate the landscape.
Cup series (standalone without container) $200.00 each
Cup series (with container/vessel) $400.00
French Tickler: Large marbled container with spikes: $600.00
When I drive east of the Cascade Mountains, I’m fascinated with the images of the wind towers that speckle the undulating landscape.I think about how these wind farms are harvesting the wind to produce a clean renewable and efficient energy is a positive step towards meeting the needs of our growing and changing planet. 32 wind turbines on a farm can produce 52.8 megawatts of electricity this is enough energy to power 15,000 homes and the electric kiln I used to fire my plate. I tried to capture this idea by using the images of the wind turbines against the landscape interacting with the weather.
Ceramic Box containter with lid series: $300.00 each
Ceramic Plate/hanging series: $500.00 each