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Tinselbox : Vitrified Studio

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Vitrified Studio is a small Portland-based ceramics studio run by Shelley Martin.  In her home studio, she creates one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces with local clay and a natural palette of glazes.  We’re incredibly lucky to have some of her beautifully made collection for Tinselbox this weekend.

Vitrified Studio Q + A

What do you like most about working with clay?

The connection to makers of past civilizations and cultures.

What’s the first thing you remember making?

A cone shaped wizard with spaghetti hair that I found decades later still living on my dad’s desk at his work office.

Are there any challenges in creating your work?

Working with 5 colors of clay is a very crazy idea for a tiny studio like mine.

Were there any defining moments that led you to become a ceramicist?

Spending a summer in an artist in residency studio in Gallifa Spain with my ceramics teacher in college and a handful of students.

What do you like most about living in Portland?

I love living in this beautiful region surrounded by other creative makers.


Wednesday, December 12th, 2012


This Friday marks the start of Tinselbox! our Pop-Up Shop at our new showroom in NW Portland.  We’ll be featuring handcrafted jewelry, artwork, glassware, bags and home goods from over 20 vendors from Portland and beyond.

I’m really proud of the group of makers and artists that will be participating:  Ann-Ya, Vitrelux, United Thread, Northernmost, Foxtail Jewelry, Nell + Mary, Vitrified Studio, Sticks + Stones, Winsome Brave, and many more!   Stay posted on our blog for Q+As with the artists and makers and check out our Facebook Page for photos and more info.

Those who stop by will also have a chance to enter our raffle and win one of our lamps!  Happy holidays and hope to see you there!


Tinselbox:  Holiday Pop-Up

Caravan Pacific Showroom

December 14th – 16th

Friday – Sunday, 11am – 8pm

1720 NW Lovejoy Street

Corner of NW Lovejoy and NW 18th Ave.

Next to Modern Love Coffee