Eleanor Murphey / Sunstone Pottery

A full time potter since 1976, Eleanor owned her own pottery studio & Gallery in Southern California prior to moving to Bend in 2003. She is inspired by the work of the late 19th & early 20th century artisans and crafts people which is evidenced in her work which she describes as Contemporary Craftsman.

Each piece is painstakingly “painted” with wax prior to laying in the colors and once fired, the wax burns away leaving a textured surface alive with shape and color.

Eleanor has been featured on Oregon Art Beat and is an active participant in the local art community.

Eleanor Murphey / Sunstone Pottery