Julie Olson has been working with clay since 1976, and established White Oak Pottery in 1980 while living in the township of White Oak, North Carolina. The business was relocated to Cary and then again to Durham, North Carolina where she now resides.
As a full-time studio potter and artist, she produces Raku, salt-fired functional ware, and white stoneware pieces fired in an electric kiln.
Julie has been exploring metalsmithing, papermaking, woodworking, and stained-glass techniques to move into mixed media. Her work is heavily influenced by spiritual and ritual themes.