prices as marked ($15 – $30/each depending on size)
Kirsten Olson’s work is inspired by the far North and her time learning about the rich histories and narratives of Northern Native Culture in Alaska. Her forms and patterns recall the shapes of baskets, hats, mukluk patterns and ivory objects. Olson uses a variety of glazes to achieve subtle differences in texture and color. The vases appear both organic and geometric and evoke abstracted landscapes with rocky boulders, willowy tree trunks, and steely skies. While they are functional vessels for flowers and foliage, the beautifully hand-crafted ceramics can also be displayed as wall sculptures – singularly, in pairs, or groups.
Based in Carlisle, PA, Kirsten Olson has a shop open to the public at 34 W. Pomfret Street, where she sells a wide variety of her ceramic art and objects. She received her MFA from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. Olson’s background in anthropology has encouraged her to make profound connections between culture, community, and the objects used for daily rituals.