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The Team:

Forest Ceramic Company is located on Orcas Island, WA, and owned and managed by Sean Forest Roberts.

With a background in chemistry and four years of work experience in science labs, I bring an experimental mindset to my artistic process. My work is constantly changing as I explore new ways of creating pattern, texture, and form. I am deeply fascinated by the underlying randomness in the patterns and structures of nature, and I attempt to replicate some of those effects in my work.

Our work is the product of 8 years of experimentation with marbling and layering and carving colored slips. Colored liquid clays are mixed and poured to create the vast array of patterns available in our designs.


Born and raised in Bulgaria, Valeri Aleksandrov moved to Orcas Island in 2015 after spending 5 summers on the island beforehand. With a masters degree in financial management and banking, he never thought his life will shift dramatically, with clay being a career and full time job. Mentored by Sean, Valeri began his journey in porcelain in 2015, and has been a part of the company since the beginning. Over the course of the last 6 years, he’s been mastering his own unique hand-carved, nature inspired layered colored porcelain styles and have helped along the way developing the business side by side with his partner Sean.  



Sean Forest Roberts

Enchanted Forest Road, Orcas Island


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