Inspired by nature, potter Ken Standhardt throws unique clay vessels, bowls and vases marking each with intricate patterns reminiscent in pinecones, ferns, sunflowers and woven baskets. His tool kit is simple: a "church key" kitchen opener and a ballpoint pen for creating precise indentations into the semi-dry clay. Fired, stained and glazed for dishwasher, microwave and oven safety, his work can be practical as well as beautiful. Ken has a home studio and gallery in Southeast Eugene which is open by appointment. His collections are on display from Washington D.C. to Bangkok, Thailand.