Dori Kite

Dori makes both decorative and functional ceramics and enjoys both wheel throwing and hand building techniques.  Choosing the forming method that works best for the project at hand, often a combination of both. Decoration can be as simple as dipping pieces in glaze buckets, but often includes slip trailing, painting wax resist and/or glazes dribbling/dripping and pouring, as well as speckling through an atomizer. Her goal is to enjoy the process, keep it fresh, and share with others. 

More About Me

Dori is a Bend native, who was introduced to ceramics as part of the art class at Bend High School in 1969. Having always loved making any kind of art, she had found her medium. She worked in ceramics on through college and a degree in Art from Eastern Oregon (never wanted to live in a city) and then was sidetracked for thirty years.

When her son graduated from High School, she got back on track with her favorite medium. “Clay, glazes and firing techniques became much more varied during my hiatus, and I was able to set up a home studio using an electric kiln to fire my work.”  It took some years to find oxidation glazes and surface decoration techniques that she likes working with.

Dori is an active member of the Clay Guild of the Cascades, and chaired the Wildfire Ceramic Showcase in 2017 and 2019 as well as other Wildfire committees.