About Lost Mountain Clayworks

     “I find myself on Lost Mountain– this beautiful rural environment enables quiet contemplation or boisterous exuberance. Having a studio here is truly a privilege.”

I utilize many techniques in the process of creating my work, and I use a wide range of clays, from gritty, iron-rich stoneware to blended porcelain. I formulate and mix my own glazes (all lead-free) and apply them by brushing, pouring, dipping and spraying. The firing, which gives each piece strength and permanent color, is done in electric, propane, or wood-fired kilns – all resulting in different effects.


Where do I “get” my ideas? Inspiration comes from my experiences and adventures — a blend of indigenous, ancient and modern, east and west; Samurai, Viking, Buccaneer; travels in forest and desert, voyages on oceans, rivers, and tropical seas. Observations and conversations with animals, actors, artisans, alders, and anarchists. Simply living here, interacting with the Lost Mountain zoo and the myriad of other wild neighbors including owls, coyotes, and ravens and hummingbirds.

Keeping eyes open, being aware, listening, and observing.

Mark Heimann
PO Box 280
Estacada, Oregon 97023
Phone: (503) 631-8686
Email: heimann@lostmtnclay.com

5 Responses to About Lost Mountain Clayworks

  1. Morrigan Quicksilver says:

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    Should be a rollicking good time fer pirates of all ages….. www.portlandpiratefestival.com

  2. Shark Bait says:

    A merry time were had by all at the Portland Pirate Festival!

  3. Morrigan Quicksilver says:

    The Festival was a grand success — good times and full sales (har!). Thanks to all the fine scallywags that supported yer local pirate potter. And got yer pirattitude on!

  4. Heather says:

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  5. admin says:

    Thanks for yer comment, Heather! Thar be a “like” button located at the top of each blog article.