Claybird Pottery, Fred Follansbee & Kevin Shannon

LOCATION: RAW Street Fest (Venue #5)

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1Lori Hess of Claybird Pottery has been influenced by many cultures and artistic pursuits, and is inspired by the intersection of art and function in everyday objects, and patterns found in nature. Lori works from Lillstreet Art Center and her work is high fired stoneware and porcelain.

2Fred Follansbee is influenced by Japanese pottery and enjoys the randomness of atmospheric firings (wood-firing, salt-firing, and soda-firing). Most of his work is fired at Lillstreet Art Center in Ravenswood.

3Kevin Shannon has been working in clay for several years at Lillstreet. He enjoys soda firing his work and tries to create pieces with movement and beauty, motivated by his vocation as a dancer at Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago.