The values of skilled artistry in utilitarian work is deeply rooted in my heritage. I have a profound respect for objects made well, and the forms that I choose to create in clay are meant to be enjoyed daily. I often make non-circular forms and oval casseroles, which allows me to explore large forms on the potter’s wheel that will later be deconstructed and crafted into something out of the round, while maintaining the organic softness of a thrown form.
Cayce Kolstad studied ceramics in Indianapolis at Herron School of Art and Design. After graduating in 2003, he has perused working with clay amongst other skilled trades such as carpentry, tile, concrete and stone work. Kolstad has exhibited in juried and group shows in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. He currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina where he is a resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks and passes on his love for clay to his students.