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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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Rattle-Filled Bowl
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 520
$ 442
Domestic Markings: Balan...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 450 - $ 2,000
$ 382.50 - $ 1,700
Textural Rattle Sculptur...
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 ...
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 Rattl...
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 95
$ 80.75
19-Piece Wall Installati...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 850
$ 722.50
Black and White Ceramic ...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
5 Piece Vertical Wall In...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 160
$ 136
Coil Specimen
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
Paisley Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Blossom Specimen
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 80
$ 68
Floral Carved Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 66
$ 56.10
37-Piece Domestic Markin...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 1,900
$ 1,615
Oblong Bowl with Rattles
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 290
$ 246.50
Bowl with Pinecone Rattl...
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 320
$ 272
Ceramic Artifacts II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 630
$ 535.50
Domestic Markings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 1,050 - $ 2,250
$ 892.50 - $ 1,912.50
13-Piece Ceramic Wall In...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 410
$ 348.50
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
Wood Grain 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
Cobblestone Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 54
$ 45.90
Flower Bowl
Ceramic Bowl
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 66
$ 56.10
Five Wall Pieces - Light
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 160
$ 136
Five Wall Pieces - Dark
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...
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 595
$ 505.75
Earth Toned Bowl and Rat...
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
Jumbo Ceramic Rattle
Ceramic Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 95
$ 80.75
Domestic Markings 17
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kelly Jean Ohl
$ 795
$ 675.75
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