Biographical Information: Paul Olson began making bonsai pots in 2006 after realizing a need for containers for all his trees he acquired over the years. He purchased a second-hand kick wheel and vintage kiln and got to work. He’s been crafting quality handmade bonsai pots ever since. In addition to making bonsai pots, Paul is an Illustrator and Painter, a senior critic in the Illustration Department at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Visiting Lecturer in the Illustration Department at the Massachusetts College of Art.
His bonsai pottery was featured at the 3rd National Juried Bonsai Pottery Exhibition at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. in 2015. One of his pieces earned a Second Place Award in the rectangle category.
Location: Rhode Island
Examples of Work