Kelly Jean Ohl

"All of my ceramic pieces are made by hand. I carve the intricate designs on each piece, then individually burnish and sand each piece before the first of multiple firings. After the work cools from the first firing, each piece is washed, waxed, hand painted with oxides and then undergoes a final firing up to 2400 degrees."

Kelly Jean's work reminds people of things they have found on the floor of the forest, something they have touched in a tide pool or a single cell organism once viewed under a microscope. Her ceramic pieces aren't any of these things in particular. They are small abstract objects that reference many biological entities without being any one specifically.

Kelly Jean uses many household utensils as well as handmade textiles in her ceramic work. This is the start for many of the intricate patterns. Each piece is then hand carved, burnished,washed, waxed and sanded. After the building process is complete each piece will then go through multiple kiln firings and will be hand painted with oxides.

Kelly Jean has a BA in both Theatre and Art from Minnesota State University as well as a Master of Arts degree with an emphasis on ceramics. She also holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan.

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43 Ceramic Specimen Installation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 4,000
$ 3,400
12 Light Clay Specimens
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 1,200
$ 1,020
Tribal Elements II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 675
$ 573.75
Oblong Polka Dot Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 58
$ 49.30
Ceramic Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Ceramic Ball Rattle
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 120
$ 102
Tribal Sticks
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 520
$ 442
Rattle-Filled Bowl
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 520
$ 442
Domestic Markings: Balance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 450 - $ 2,000
$ 382.50 - $ 1,700
Textural Rattle Sculpture Trio
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 152 - $ 210
$ 129.20 - $ 178.50
Polka Dot Square Platter
Ceramic Platter

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 108
$ 91.80
Striped Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Large Domestic Markings II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 2,750
$ 2,337.50
Ceramic Artifacts (Light)
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 490
$ 416.50
Large Ceramic Ball Rattle #2
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 95
$ 80.75
Black and White Ceramic Specimen
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
19-Piece Wall Installation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 850
$ 722.50
5 Piece Vertical Wall Installation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 160
$ 136
Paisley Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Blossom Specimen
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
Coil Specimen
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
37-Piece Domestic Markings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Floral Carved Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 66
$ 56.10
Oblong Bowl with Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 290
$ 246.50
Ceramic Artifacts II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 630
$ 535.50
Bowl with Pinecone Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 320
$ 272
Domestic Markings 23
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Domestic Markings 47
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 2,250
$ 1,912.50
Large Domestic Markings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 4,800
$ 4,080
9-Piece Installation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 280
$ 238
13-Piece Ceramic Wall Installation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 410
$ 348.50
Cobblestone Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Leaf Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 56
$ 47.60
Mosaic Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 66
$ 56.10
Flower Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 66
$ 56.10
Wood Grain Bowl
Ceramic Bowl

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Five Wall Pieces - Dark
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 160
$ 136
Five Wall Pieces - Light
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 160
$ 136
Bowls and Rattles II
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 435
$ 369.75
Ceramic Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 140
$ 119
Black and White Bowl and Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 595
$ 505.75
Earth Toned Bowl and Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 450
$ 382.50
Bowl and Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 400
$ 340
Domestic Markings 41
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 2,010
$ 1,708.50
Ceramic Artifacts
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 490
$ 416.50
Domestic Markings 17
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 795
$ 675.75
Jumbo Ceramic Rattle
Ceramic Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 95
$ 80.75
Domestic Markings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 475 - $ 1,950
$ 403.75 - $ 1,657.50
Collections
The Touchable Art Gallery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2010
AIG, Corporate Headquarters, Manhattan, New York, 2008
Kaiser Permanente, Medical Center, Huntington Beach, California, 2011
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2007
Kaiser Permanente, Medical Center, Mission Viejo, Callifornia, 2010