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Rare Bird Pottery

Ahna Iredale

Ahna Iredale has been a full time potter in Alaska since 1980. Her clay choice is primarily porcelain, but she also uses many other types of clay. Much of her work uses Sgraffito technique to decorate pots with local flora and fauna. She digs local clay which derives rich browns for the Sgraffito work.

 While living in Sitka, she started using sea urchin patterns to decorate pots , over the years the style has become very recognizable.

Ahna founded Homer Clayworks with 3 friends in 1999. During the summer her work can be found at the charming little shop on the Homer Spit. Ahna also has the Rare Bird Studio and Gallery at her home, which can be visited year round by appointment.

She is a founding member of Bunnell Street Art Center and served on the board for 10 years. The plate project at Bunnell was created by Ahna and for 25 years she spearheaded that fundraiser. Her pottery is also represented at Bunnell.

Ahna was a vendor at the the Alaska State Fair for 35 years and also sells work at two holiday shows. Her work has been in galleries from Ketchikan to Fairbanks.  She organized two shows of Alaskan Ceramics that where included at NCECA conferences.  Over the years Ahna has had solo shows and participated in group shows , her work is included in many corporate and private collections.

Ahna teaches pottery classes in her studio during the winter and also has taught through Bunnell with the Artist in Schools program.

Tour Info

Go up West Hill Road to Highland Dr., turn right and drive 1.25 mile until you see Rare Bird Pottery sign on the right.

2015 Bayridge Road

Homer Alaska 99603


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