Author Archives: Lynda Farmer

About Lynda Farmer

About ten years ago, I realized I’d been saying “I’ll get back to clay one of these days” SINCE 1979!!! The very next week, I signed up for a clay class at LBCC Benton Center, and have been there ever since. It has been one of the great joys in my life…creating, using the medium of clay. I like the way it feels, I like the way it smells, I like the way it waits to be made into something. When I go home and I’ve got clay spattered from my head to my toes, I feel a sense of satisfaction. Probably not unlike an athlete after a long workout, or a singer after a rehearsal. We all have something inside that craves to create. And whether it’s expressed in clay, painting, music, dance, cooking, the sciences, or even caring for others; the drive to create something special, something that makes a difference to someone, something which expresses our hearts and minds, is definitely worth the pursuit. Over these years, I have found myself focusing more on art than on function. Most of my pieces are hand built art for the home…meant to hang on the wall or stand independently, many of which can double for floral arrangement containers or candle sconces. I love the idea of making a piece so it has more than one purpose/pleasure. I like to address more than one sense if possible. For instance, if it’s hollow, make it a rattle. If it is free standing, shape it to funnel light upwards or have piercings, so that it can be illuminated and enjoyed that way. Make it to hang on the wall, or be used as serveware. Create work that can go indoors or out in the garden. Currently, my work is either Raku fired or wood fired. Both distinctly different from each other, but equally unique and beautiful. I may not have a formal education. And I cannot say I am self-taught, as many wonderful people have generously shared their craft with me over the years. I don’t have a studio at home, nor have I had my own exhibit or made a bunch of money. So I’m no one important in the clay world. But working in clay has not only fed my creative monster, it‘s given me years of fun, relaxation, and a ton of personal growth; as well as brought many precious people into my life. I may not have material riches, but I am truly rich in the things money can’t buy…a sense of accomplishment, dear friends, and joy. I hope you enjoy my work. Your comments will be appreciated.

Holiday Market Place

Holiday Market Place at OSU Memorial Union is upon us! Swing by and see what we’ve been up to lately, along with lots of other local artisans. Dates: Dec. 2-3 Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days. It’s FREE!

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Holiday Market 2010

Please join us at the 2010 Holiday Market on Fri/Sat December 3-4. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both days. We are located in our own room, just off the main MU ballroom on the lower level. Click on … Continue reading

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Holiday Market Update

WCG is pleased to announce the following artists will be showing at the 2010 Holiday Market Place event at OSU, December 3-4. All these folks are wildly talented, so be sure to stop in to say hello, and perhaps do … Continue reading

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Holiday Market at OSU is Upon Us!

If you are interested in participating in Holiday Market (OSU Ballroom, Dec 3-4), you must email or call me NO LATER THAN November 17th. As in previous years, we will have one entire room to ourselves, which makes for a … Continue reading

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Holiday Market at OSU is Coming Up!

Hello all. Hope this finds everyone well and having had a pleasant summer. It’s time once again to begin thinking about and planning for our space at the Holiday Market Place event at OSU. I’m co-chairing with Ginny Gibson for … Continue reading

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Keith Jewell doing GREAT!

A quick note to let everyone know that our new member, Keith Jewell, is doing super great after having open heart surgery on Dec. 10th. His docs are really happy with his progress and plan to send him home on … Continue reading

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Holiday Market Place Recap

First and foremost, I can’t tell you how much I appreciated everyone’s support, encouragement, and HELP with everything from my dumb questions to helping set up/tear down. I think we were set up COMPLETELY in 2½ hours! And tear down … Continue reading

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Holiday Marketplace is the place to be!

Regardless whether or not you are participating in the Guild’s group booth, Holiday Marketplace is still a fantastic place to be on Friday/Saturday, December 4-5. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. both days. There will be more than 50 … Continue reading

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Holiday Market Update (Nov. 25, 2009)

Below, I am listing Guild Members who will be participating in Holiday Marketplace ’09. If you didn’t sign up by November 17, you are not eligible to participate this year. Thanks in advance to all these folks and lets hope … Continue reading

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On my last posting (re: Holiday Marketplace), I gave my email address incorrectly. It’s new, and I left out one dot. Sorry! Anyway, since I also sent an email to all members, I feel that anyone wanting to participate just … Continue reading

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