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.
Hi! I’m Sandra. I’m an intermediate ceramic artist making pieces inspired by nature, earthly magic and metaphysical exploration. I have a background in Corporate Office Coordinating, IT Administrative Support and Purchasing. I recently went back to school to earn a degree in Business Management. I love to hike and explore new places. I am appropriately obsessed with my dog. I’m also a folk herbalist, learning about plants, growing and foraging my own plant allies.
Glaze Technician and Art Educator
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!
For over 15 years Jess Faulk has made teaching and making ceramics their full time passion. Pursued the study of ceramics at Alberta College of Art & Design, Penland School of Craft, and assisted in countless workshops across the country. Jess makes functional ceramic forms with an emphasis 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 Ulna 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 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.
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.
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’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 am an artist with a background in jewelry making and metal work, currently working primarily as a ceramic artist. I started my pursuit in ceramics as a way to spend more time with my mom, a potter of 30 years, and fell in love with the medium. Since starting as a studio assistant at Radius, I have shifted my focus from small wheel thrown functional wares to large decorative hand built pieces. I’ve been enjoying every bit of experimentation that comes along with the transition.