Sarah Jewell Olsen
Composition Plate #1, #2
Wheel thrown and hand built, reduction fired porcelain, stain, glaze
A portion of the sale price will go to Planned Parenthood
I have struggled with anxiety and depression most of my life, and I make artwork that speaks to the daily attempt at seeking to belong in a community. I make utilitarian pottery because it is useful and helpful and I feel nesessary when my pots go out to live in the world and perform functions. I cover the surface with glazes that drip and bleed in order to bring color and happiness into my life, but also to let go of my control issues and allow the process and materials to create something beautiful.
Sarah Jewell Olsen was born and raised in Anchorage. She received her Bachelors in Fine Art in Ceramics from UAA in 2009 and her Masters in Fine Art from West Virginia University in 2014. She is currently a Red Star Studios Artist In Residence in Kansas City, MO.