Seagrove Pre-Conference Artist
Kirsten Olson is currently a resident at the North Carolina Pottery Center. She received her MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014. Her work is inspired by anthropology and Northern Native design. Kirsten makes utilitarian ceramic ware that reflects the shapes and forms of Northern ethnographic objects. She fires in wood and salt kilns to reference the textures associated with these natural materials. Since arriving in Seagrove, she’s experimented with the local North Carolina clays and is beginning to incorporate these materials into a new body of work.
Kirsten will be firing the two chambered Noborigama kiln at the North Carolina Pottery Center, built in 2001 by Ruggles and Rankin.