19 Dec Caitlin Deane
Caitlin is a lover of all earth-based crafts. After receiving her BFA in Ceramics from MICA in 2012, she left the east coast to pursue an education in earth architecture and a career in production pottery. Over the last decade, Caitlin has worked as a natural building instructor and artist-in-residence with various nonprofits including Cal-Earth Institute and Quail Springs Permaculture. Alongside creating large earthworks, she became a full time potter through her ceramics business, Urthen, focusing on birthing desert inspired functional dinnerware. Her discovery of clay and its endless possibilities opened a path for her to develop a reverence towards local and natural materials. This reverence inspired Caitlin to study various ancestral arts that help her connect more deeply with others and the world around her. Crafting with gourds has become a natural evolution of Caitlin’s ceramic work and deepens her practice of creating with intention. Some of her other passions include basket weaving, painting, wet felting, hiking, kayaking, gardening, cooking, and singing. After falling in love with Southern Oregon during the Spirit Weavers Gathering, Caitlin moved to Cave Junction in 2019 and currently lives along the Illinois River neighboring Cedar Bloom. She shares her passion for the arts through her work as a Nonprofit Professional with The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans.
Caitlin Deane will be offering Gourd Bowls.