Buchanan Pottery is located in the beautiful San Gorgonio Mountain Pass area in Southern California. Hi, my name is Vickie, and I live there on a farm with my husband, Max, where we grow pistachios.
I have been a student of clay off and on for over 30 years. Essentially, I am self-taught. My love of clay started at the Walnut Creek Community Center in Northern California in 1980. I have been fortunate to have studied under Susan Peterson and Lucy Lewis at the University of California at Idyllwild. I have traded pots with the Indians at the Acoma Mesa in New Mexico. More recently, I have been a student at Mount San Jacinto College where I was introduced to raku by Gary Cominotto. My current focus is naked raku and saggar firing with ferric chloride. I was drawn to naked raku when I purchased Jane Perryman's book "Naked Clay" and fell in love with David Roberts' work.
My work can also be found in the Desert Art Center Gallery, Palm Springs, CA and the Banning Center for the Arts Gallery, Banning, CA.