Stephanie Friedman has been working in clay since 1995, and teaching pottery classes since 2000. She makes wheelthrown and handbuilt ceramics, in both porcelain and stoneware.
Stephanie is interested in the convergence of form and function, and is inspired by traditional Japanese pottery and modern Scandinavian designs.
Stephanie has collaborated with MÄS restaurant in Ashland, Oregon, to make handmade tableware for an Omakase (chef’s choice) dining experience. She makes custom orders for specialty shops, chefs at restaurants, and home cooks.
Stephanie studied ceramics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, OR, at Southern Oregon University, with professor Jim Romberg. She also studied glassblowing at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, Tennesee. Stephanie has participated in various workshops, including at the Haystack Mountain School on Deer Isle, Maine with Hanako Nakazato.
She enjoys creating her own work as well as inspiring others to delve into their own creative explorations. Her students appreciate her engaging and personalized teaching style.