Down the Road Clayworks
Ceramics, Sculpure, & Pottery

Made in Oregon
Functional ceramics, Sculptural works,
& Custom pottery

Hello and welcome, to Down the Road Clayworks
This pottery is the result of years of work, study, and apprenticeship.
My BFA studies took me through ancient architecture, medieval art, and the fundamental chemistries of fire and clay.
I've worked as a potter's apprentice, ceramic studio foreman, and R&D associate at a local tile factory.
I currently throw work from stoneware, both red and white. 
All my glazes are lead-free, dishwasher-able, and microwave-safe.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!

- Chase Cranor, 
Potter & Proprietor

My most popular item is the barrel mug with tentacle handle. I also offer standard handle, no handle, and half-barrel versions as well as bowls, coffee makers, utensil holders, and more.
Knotted Vessels
Down the Road's flagship vessel. I offer various mugs, bowls, jars, and vases with hand-carved infinite-loop knots. Made in the methods of celtic and nordic traditional knotwork found on tapestry and carved standingstones.
Each vessel is subtley unique with a one-of-a-kind knotwork to match.
Mugs and pitchers are available with either standard or braided handles.
Live Wheel-Throwing & Hand-building demos:
Most summers Down the Road Clayworks can be found at many of the wonderful renaissance fairs and Celtic festivals across Oregon.
Since 2020 and Covid19 we have been focusing on building up an instagram and etsy shop
Chase, the Potter
I bring my kickwheel out to the fairs and demonstrate the art and craft of throwing pottery without electricity.

Here I am carving the Celtic knot pattern into a pitcher on site at the Canterbury Renaissance Faire, Silverton Oregon.
One of my personal favorite fairs! 
Contact me for questions and custom orders!
Chase Cranor
Potter & Proprietor
541 232-2811