OK 10: Creative Professionals
Team 10 members are owners of businesses in the creative arts
Meeting time: TBA
Gregory Fields is a sculptor and ceramic artist at his one-person Bend studio Fieldscapes. He creates unique steel and ceramic sculptures, including large pillar pieces for the landscape and custom ceramic murals for any space. Prior to his art career, he lived for two decades in a monastery in the Bay Area that provided retreat facilities for people from any spiritual tradition. He has also worked as a freelance web and graphic designer.
I started McKenzie Mendel Jewelry in 2012 in my basement apartment. My designs were really simple production style pieces that I brought to two local stores in Bend and they graciously sold my work in their stores. I gradually built up my wholesale accounts from word of mouth and phone calls. I am now in 23 stores across the country. After moving my company to my home and then a studio in Tumalo I now operate a shared studio space with my husband in Bend that I work out of.