Gallery Artists

Anna Olson

Anna Olson

Anna is a ceramicist based in Crieff, Perthshire. She grew up in a suburb of Nottingham.

In 2003, Anna moved up to Glasgow with her now husband, Neil. From there, and with Neil's support, Anna had the
chance to explore and potentially fulfil her creative dreams. She undertook a national certificate in Ceramic Art in the Environment and, with the support and teaching of a first class tutor, Anna was accepted on to the Ceramic Degree course at the Glasgow School of Art in 2005. It was at this time that Anna became pregnant with her first child, and she set aside her studies to concentrate on being a mum to her two children.

During her studies, Anna mainly focused on making hand-built sculptural pieces, influenced by the natural world and the beauty, intrigue, and detail that it presents. Anna is largely self-taught on the wheel. A year after having their first child, Anna and Neil moved to Crieff and Anna understudied with Len Whatley at Crieff Ceramics, where she produced hand-thrown tableware.

Anna has since set up a workshop at home, producing functional and
decorative pieces, both hand built and hand thrown. She is constantly experimenting, developing, and expanding her ranges; every piece is carefully considered to produce a dynamic and unique work of art.