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Saddleback College Veterans Memorial
A place of reflection and remembrance to be used by professors for discussions on sacrifice, freedom and honor. For students and the community, it will be a constant reminder to the bravery and sacrifice of the service men and women who protect our freedom!
Frederick Olsen has designed and is buildinga war memorial for Saddleback College campus, California. This large project involves a central fired in situ sculpture and a surrounding wall of extruded wood fired panels.
View the images here.
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Upcoming workshop in Switzerland.
Olsen will be leading a 10 day workshop building and firing a one of his fire sculptures at the Toepferschule, Gordola, Ticino, Switzerland from the 24th June - 4th July, 2009. Details on workshop costs etc. from Manula Corda. See the Toepferschule website (German and Italian only)
Fuping Pottery Art Village, Shannxi Province, China
Building a sculpture for the International Ceramic Art Museum (FLICAM).
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Fire sculpture "the Fire Instruments" in the Hungarian city of Pecs. European capital of Culture.
New saltglaze kiln for the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary - one of the world's leading ceramic art centres.
Upcoming workshops in Switzerland and Denmark
4 - 10 June, 2007.
A one week owrkshop at the Topferschule Gordola building and firing a large sculpture to be fired during the Gordola Ceramic Symposium, Saturday 10th June. The symposium features 17 ceramic artists and potters including Michael Flynn (UK), Steve Mattison (Wales), Stefan Jacob (Switzerland), Nino Mandricci (Italy) and Thomas Welti (Italy). Details form Manuela Corda at www.toepferschule.ch
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center - Denmark
June 1 - 23, 2007
Fred will be leading the fring of the "Church Kiln" during the Nordic Wood Fire Marathon. Program details at www.ceramic.dk
At the 2007 NCECA conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Fred Olsen was presented with the award of HONORARY MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL in recognition of outstanding accomplishment and notable contributions to the ceramic arts.
View the presentation about Fred (2.2mb pdf)
NCECA information available from www.nceca.net
firing workshop in Hungary
Fred fired several of the Kecskemét centres wood
kilns four times during this workshop including the Olsen fast fire
and the salt kiln. This practical workshop covered all aspects of
wood firing - glazes, atmospheres, firing cycles etc.
the photos of the workshop here.
Sculpture at Nove, Italy
summer of 2003 saw Fred and a team of assistants constructing a
5 metre sculpture for the ceramics festival in Nove, Italy.
See the photos here.
building project at Hohr Grenzhausen.
Fred designed and constructed two wood fire kilns for
the Institute for Ceramics and Glass in Koblenz. Arthur Mueller
and a team of students assisted in the project.
Exhibition at the Keramikmuseum Westerwald
A major exhibition of Fred Olsen's recent work was held
at Germany's prestigious Keramikmuseum, Westerwald in Koblenz, the
home of saltglaze. Opened on May 9th, 2003 many pieces were sold
to collectors and museum collections.
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