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 has always been drawn to traditional Japanese forms as well as Scandinavian designs. In the studio, she creates forms for use on the dining table as well as pots for plants and flowers.
Stephanie has recently been collaborating with MÄS restaurant in Ashland, Oregon, to make handmade tableware for an Omakase (chef’s choice) dining experience.
She currently works in in her home studio in Ashland, and at the Ashland Art Center, where she teaches classes.
Originally from New York and Connecticut, Stephanie has lived in Ashland since 2010, and in Southern Oregon since 1998.
Stephanie studied ceramics at the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, as well as 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 numerous pottery, and glass workshops throughout the country, including at Haystack Mountain School and Pilchuck Glass School.
She enjoys creating her own work, using the process of making ceramics by hand. She hopes to inspire others to delve into their personal creative processes. Her students appreciate her engaging and personalized teaching style.