Alex Olson Arts LLC
About The Artist
Alex Olson • Brooklyn, NY
Ceramics • WHOLESALE AVAILABLE • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
My artwork is driven by my curiosity about the rhythms of the natural world and the intersections of landscape and home. Each piece is thrown on the wheel, faceted, and textured using found objects, leaving imprints of place and a tactile quality that encourages mindfulness during daily routines and rituals. In making my work, I consider how experiences in nature stay with us in transformative ways—and how we hold on to those experiences by bringing elements of the natural world into our homes.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
All my pottery is first thrown on the wheel. I carve each piece using a wire tool and a sharp fettling knife, and smooth all surfaces and edges using the pads of my fingers. I add texture by pressing found objects such as shells and stones into the form’s softer and thicker portions. Designing each piece is a playful and intuitive process in which I create compositions with facets, textures, and converging surfaces. I primarily fire my work in wood kilns and electric kilns.