Studio Owner & Operator
Korin Schneider is a working artist and an art educator. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 2007 with a BFA in ceramics. Her work can be found in shops around the Northwest, including Crafty Wonderland, Tender Loving Empire, Amelia, Queen Bee and Sea Grape Soap. Currently, Korin is living and working in Portland, Oregon where she is the owner/ operator of Radius.
Studio Manager & Art Educator
For over a decade Jessica Faulk has made ceramics her full time passion. She’s pursued the study of ceramics at Alberta College of Art & Design, Penland School of Craft, and assisted in countless workshops across the country. She was head instructor and manager at a studio in her hometown of Houston, TX and the current manager at Radius. Jessica makes functional ceramic forms with an emphasis on several surface techniques. The surfaces of her pieces are highly embellished, but compliment the form and function of the work.
Jolyn Fry graduated from Pennsylvania School of Art and Design in 1996. She has exhibited her continually evolving body of work in many group and solo shows. Her work depicts literal physical landscapes and abstractions of a more personal nature. Jolyn currently paints and leads artist workshops at Radius Studios in Southeast Portland.
Alex Simon is an East Coaster, who moved to Portland to pursue a career in ceramics after graduating with an art degree from Bennington College. She has been throwing, slip casting, and mold making for small businesses for nearly a decade. In her personal work, she tries for bring playful elegance to otherwise kitschy items, giving them a new purpose in modern lives. She currently teaches Wednesday and Thursday evening throwing classes at Radius, where you can also find her making her own work.
Alyssa Black is best known for her intricate wheel-thrown and altered porcelain forms, through which she explores the theme of transcendence. She states, “My art serves as a personal and collective guide to freedom, serenity, and joy. I push the limits of the medium and process to create objects that evoke a sense of wonder and delight.” In addition to her private studio practice, she leads community ceramics workshops. She is also a published author and has been featured in Ceramics Monthly. She has been at Radius since 2011.
Lela was born and raised in a tiny resort town in Southern California, Big Bear, but spent a few years in Arcata, California, attending Humboldt State University. She studied both ceramics and art history, and graduated in 2017. She and her partner Nick, just moved to the Portland area at the end of January, and most of her time is spent exploring the city, hanging out with her cats, Lucie and Eva, drinking copious amounts of coffee, baking bread and making pots!
Jenny was born and raised in Washington, DC (yes, IN the city) and has been in Portland for almost 5 years. She majored in College of Letters at Wesleyan University and is currently finishing med school prerequisites at PSU. When she’s not losing her mind studying for the MCAT, she’s at the studio working on planters, in the woods hunting mushrooms, or making macrame while listening to a podcast.
I’m a mild mannered midwesterner who’s been living in Portland for the past 7 years. Art rules my life. The weirder, more estranged the better. I’ve been part of the radius staff for 6 years as a lab tech/odd jobs person. I mostly hand build my work and am always trying to push the limits with size, textures and make my sculptures be as interactive and provoking as possible. I live in North Portland With Korin and her partner Nat and the fur babies Toby and Moon.
I’ve been a studio tech in a couple different studios and am SO excited to help out at Radius. I have been without space for a while, and am eager to get back into my creative practice, and join a new clay community. I love clay, and focus most of my work on surface decoration. Making is how I try to understand things not easily understandable. Talk to me about Minnesota, tabbies, John Early, and/or your feelings about Jack Black.
I am a queer trans/non-binary ceramics artist, originally from the Seattle area. The ceramic forms I create are reflective of the Abject Body – the traumatized body – the Queer body. I found clay as a freshman attending the University of Montana, it was here that I was touched by the materials empathy, reciprocation, and bodily metaphor. From the University of Washington I received a BA with honors in 3D4M, alongside a minor in Art History.
My partner and I are from the Carolinas originally and moved to Portland in January of 2020. I found clay almost six years ago but I still feel like there is so much to learn and explore. My creative practice is all about the process and less about the final result. Right now I’m working on finding a happy medium between creating what feels right and creating product that sells.
I am a queer ceramic artist who mixes wheel throwing and handbuilding. My hope is create whimsy and magic that people can bring into their homes and enjoy daily. I have been a member at radius since 2019 and very much enjoy being apart of this creative and fun community. When I’m not playing with clay I’m most likely playing video games, D&D, guitar and piano or swooning over the Blazers. I love making new friends, if you see me at the studio please say hi!
Annex Shop Staff
I’m a queer, non-binary artist bimbo from so-cal. I moved to Portland to transfer to Reed where I received my BA in Studio Art; I studied bodily relationships to coral reefs and the sensational offerings of the ocean. I enjoy hand-building, wheel throwing, and love making functional ceramics because of the connections it brings me with people. I like working in an array of mediums, such as performance, but especially with food and baked-goods. Most of my work aims to connect people to their senses through colors, textures and every day objects.
Annex Shop Staff
Hi! I’m a ceramic artist from the Bay Area and an art history major at Reed College. I am currently exploring cuteness and ornamentation as forms of resiliency. I am inspired by fruits, nostalgia, and objects from my childhood to make ceramics that inspire conviviality and connection. I love throwing with porcelain, baking banana bread, and hanging out with my cat Donna. When I’m not at home rewatching Gilmore Girls, you can find me in the studio and at the Annex where I will always be down for a chat!
Hi! My name is Sam Newman and I’m a clay enthusiast who loves the journey and community of clay. As a craftsman, I revel in the act of making. Learning how to control clay leads to discovery which unfolds a narrative of creativity. I draw inspiration from this narrative of making. Learning how to capture the softness of clay, how to harness atmosphere to mark my ceramic wares, and the experience of using a well made functional object feeds my creative journey. If a photograph captures a memory. A Suay Original captures the experience of creativity.