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Lori Hess is the artist behind Claybird Pottery. Lori 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 has been making her one of a kind, culinary-centric pottery at Lillstreet in Ravenswood since 2012.
Fred Follansbee is heavily influenced by Japanese ceramics. Fred enjoys the controlled randomness which soda and wood firing provides to enhance his work. His work is mainly fired at Lillstreet Art Center in Ravenswood, where he has been a ceramic artist since 2003.
Kevin Shannon is a functional potter exploring ideas of movement, line and color in his ceramic work. By firing his pots in the atmosphere of a soda kiln, the carvings and colors he adds to the surface are enhanced. Kevin also make production pottery for Scratch Goods, a food grade skin care company, and Mott St., a local Chicago restaurant.