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Artist: Diana Fayt


Diana Fayt, OREGON

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Diana Fayt is a studio potter, illustrator, and teacher. Her ceramic pieces are part folklore and part personal narrative, documenting both real and imagined stories. Diana’s work can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad. She has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly as well as in numerous international and American Publications, such as The Journal of Australian Ceramics, American Craft, Domino, and Sunset Magazine. Her roster of clients include Heath Ceramics, Anthropologie and Terrain. Diana has taught workshops at Arrowmont School of Crafts, Santa Fe Clay, Metchosin School Of The Arts, Sierra Nevada College, The Potters Studio, Master Presenter at Clay Gulgong as well as pioneering early online ceramics education with her self-created teaching platform, The Clayer. A graduate of California College of the Arts, Diana currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon with her partner and sweet pooch, Louie. 


Artist’s Statement 

Diana Fayt loves scouting foreign territories with curious wanderlust, collecting stories from each new place she ventures. These explorations make up the palette from which she creates her body of work, each piece a travelogue of the human spirit, carved out of the earth to be viewed through the unique lenses of each observer’s personal history.



2004-2005: City College, San Francisco, CA: Computer Graphics
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Degree in Ceramics with Distinction
U.C. Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA: Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design
Cabrillo College, General Education



2021: Clay Akar: Yunomi Invitational
2021: Dirty South Cup Show, River Oaks Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2020: Our Lives In Clay, Charlie Cummings Gallery
2019: Solo Show, In Tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2017: NCECA, Group Show, Portland, OR
2013: 21st Century Sketchbook, Red Lodge Clay Center, Montana
2013: American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center
2013: Master Presenter Show, Gulgong, Australia
2013: ‘Hearty Cuppa’ Online Valentine Cup Event, Group Show
2013: ‘American Pottery Festival’ Minneapolis, MN Group Show
2013: ‘La Mesa’ NCECA, Houston, TX Group Show
2012: ‘Source Material’ Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
2012: ‘La Mesa’ NCECA, Seattle, WA Group Show
2012: ‘Drawing Clay’ Central Michigan University, MI Group Show
2012: ‘fresh stART’, Los Angeles, CA Group Show
2011: ‘Art Of The Pot’ Austin, TX Group Show
2011: ‘La Mesa’ NCECA, Tampa, FL Group Show
2011: ‘Clay As Canvas’ Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC Group Show
2010: ‘Carbon & Clay’ Modern Relics, San Francisco,CA Solo Show
2010: ‘Floral Inspired’ Gumps, San Francisco CA, Group Show
2010: ‘La Mesa’ NCECA, Philadelphia, PA Group Show
2010: ‘A La Carte’ NCECA, Philadelphia, PA Group Show
2010: ‘Made In Clay’ Greenwich House, New York, NY Group Show
2009: ‘The Animal Within’, Brenau University, GA Group Show
2009: ‘Bay Area Pottery Posse’, Mudfire, Decatur, GA Group Show & Guest Curator
2009: ‘Made in Clay’, Greenwich House, New York, NY Group Show & Benefit Auction
2009: Lark and Key Gallery, Featured Potter, Charlotte NC Group Show
2009: ‘To Have and to Hold’, Kohler Art Center, WI Group Show
2008: ‘Obamaware’ Online Auction, Group Show & Benefit Auction
2008: ‘The Artful Tabletop’ All Fired Up, West Chester, NY Group Show
2008: ‘Circle of Eight’, Lark and Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC Group Show
2008: Warm Springs Gallery, Virginia Solo Show
2008: ‘Song Catcher’, Lark and Key Gallery, Charlotte, NC Group Show
2008: ‘Line and Color’, Mudfire, Decatur, GA Group Show
2008: La Mesa’ NCECA , Pittsburgh, Pa Group Show
2007: ‘Folklore’ Candy Store, San Francisco, CA Solo Show
2007: ‘Black and White’ Xen Gallery, St Louis, MO Solo Show
2006: ‘In the Shed’ Classic Country, Chatham, NY Solo Show
2006: Berkshire Craft Fair, Great Barrington, MA Group Show
2005: Julie’s Coffee and Tea Garden Alameda, CA Solo Show
2003: Spiral Market, ,Tokyo, Japan Solo Show
2002: Dining by Design, DIFFA/Elle Decor, San Francisco, CA Featured Artist
2002: Maison d’Etre, Berkeley, CA Solo Show
2001: Fog, Tokyo, Japan Solo Show
2001: Feats of Clay XIV, Lincoln, CA Group Show
2001: Viewpoint Ceramics, Hyde Gallery, CA Group Show
2000: ArtVibe Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA Group Show
2000: ‘Home Showcase’ San Francisco, CA Group Show
2000:S0MAR Gallery, San Francisco, CA Open studios
2000: Craft & Folk Art Museum Store, San Francisco, CA Solo Show
1999: ‘The Bug Show’ Obsidian Gallery,Tucson, AZ Group Show
1999: ‘Side Walk Poems’ Maison d’Etre, San Francisco, CA Solo Show
1999:’National Crafts’ Lancaster Museum of Art, Pa Group Show
1998: Bella Donna, San Francisco, CA Solo Show
1998: Rivaga Art, Washington, DC Group Show
1998: Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
1998: Mills Building, San Francisco, CA CCAC Alumni Group Show


Exclusive Collections

Breakaway Matcha, Anthropologie, Heath Ceramics, Terrain, Synergy Designs, Rosenfield Collection



2019: The Potter’s Studio
2015 -2017: Atelier Truckee
2015: Craftication
2014: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
2013: Clay Push, Gulgong, Australia, Fourth & Clay
2012: Santa Fe Clay, Metchosin International School, Hawaii Potters Guild
2011: Sierra Nevada College, Mudfire Clay Works , Merritt College, Squam Art Workshops
2010: Mudfire Clay Works, Squam Art Workshops
2005- 2009: Heath Ceramics

Online Workshops
Frankarts: All Things Stencil, Part 1 & Part 2
The Clayer: Surface Patterns & Molds
The Clayer: Surfacing
Creative Bug Inc.



2015: Encore: The New Artisans
2014: American Craft:
2013: Uppercase Magazine: Issue 19, “Painted Pebbles”
2013: Journal of Australian Ceramics, July 2013
2012: San Francisco 7X7 Magazine, Feature Article
2012: Sunset Magazine, Feature Article
2011: San Francisco 7X7 Magazine, Feature Article
2011: San Francisco, Chronicle, Feature Article
2011: Madmoiselle Magazine, Japan, Feature Article
2010: Sunset Magazine
2010: Crafting A Meaningful Home, Book Feature
2009: Ceramics Monthly, Cover Feature
2009: American Craft, Obamaware, USA
2009: San Francisco Kitchens, Paumes, Japan
2008: In Style Magazine, USA
2008: Australian Home, Australia
2008: Australian House Beautiful, Australia
2008: Choosing and Using Paper, Roto Publications,UK
2008: Las Vegas Home and Design, Nevada
2007: Selvedge, UK
2007: Sunset Magazine, USA
2007: San Francisco Chronicle, CA
2007: Craft Magazine
2006: Domino Magazine
2006: Amica, Italy
2006: Dinner Where, New York
2005: 7 X 7, San Francisco
2005: Sunset Magazine, USA
2004: Lee, Japan
2004: Zakka, Japan
2004: Zakka, Japan2003: 7 X 7, San Francisco
2002: Sunset Magazine, USA
2002: Watasi, Japan
2001: Madame Figaro, Japan
2001: Anion, Japan
2001: Olive, Japan
2001: Watasi, Japan
2001: Arkansas Home, Arkansas
2001: Talcotts Home Style, USA
2001: ZAKKA, Japan
1999: California Interiors, Taschen Books, Koln, Germany
1998: The San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner, CA
1997: The Portrero View,San Francisco, CA
1997: Palo Alto Cultural Center Newsletter, Palo Alto, CA


Guest Speaker

The Potters Studio, Berkeley, CA
American Pottery Festival, Online Teaching
American Pottery Festival, Wise Women Panel
Clay Push, Gulgong, Australia
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Metchosin School of the Arts, BC
Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
Mills College, Oakland, CA

Blue Shield of California, San Francisco, CA


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