Julie Olson


White Oak Pottery


Pottery Tour #4


3915 Rivermont

Durham, NC 27712



Having been involved with clay since 1976 I still find pleasure and excitement in the never ending possibilities of the medium. The ideas that inspire me have also lead me to acquire skills in other media. When my boxes needed hinges I studied stained glass and metalsmithing. Finials for my boxes and towers led me to lampworking. My shrines required knowledge in woodworking, and bookmaking skills were needed for the journals placed in those shrines. I strive to fabricate all aspects of my creations down to the paper boxes for presentation. I guess you say that I have become a mixed media artist…with a strong clay background.