Potter, Mentor, Permaculturista
With strong roots in experiential education, Careen Stoll has traveled extensively around the globe and within her experience of self. She attended Carleton College and then Utah State for her BFA and MFA degrees as well as learning from studio potters Linda Christianson and Silvie Granatelli. While in MN, she developed her ethics around studio practice and ecological impact in conversation with Linda, CSA farmers, and friends at her carpentry job. These ethics translated into the creation of the Tin Man kiln upon establishment of a studio in Portland, OR. This innovative round-chambered kiln used wood and WVO as fuels in a nearly carbon-neutral footprint. She now has a studio in the country, and her own land nearby that is being developed from a permaculture perspective. The Tin Man will be re-built, as well as structures that aim for a net-zero energy consumption.
Careen offers a two-year assistantship position to women dedicated to a career in the ceramic arts. The next opening is in the summer of 2018. For details, please inquire.
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Feel Free to write to me directly at Careen@LusciousPorcelain.com, or......