Olena Vlasenko

Olena Vlasenko

Oakville | Ontario

A marketer by day and a ceramist after hours; I lived in Europe for most of my life before finally finding my home in Oakville, Ontario. My big dream is to turn what began as a hobby into a lifelong obsession and a new way of life.

Throwing clay on the potter’s wheel is like a meditation for me. I derive my inspiration from the nature around me with its different colours, shapes and textures. I’m most excited by earthy tones, visual texture and warmth. I enjoy making functional pottery and love to see my work in everyday use.  I feel very fortunate to be able to do what I love, and I hope my love for the art translates into my pieces.