Brian Ohlsen is the owner of Ohlsen Clayworks. He is a music teacher and has been working with clay since the early 1990's. He got his first experience on the wheel under the instruction of Martha Griffith, ceramics teacher at the Fine Line Arts Center in St. Charles, IL. He was able to enhance his handbuilding skills while at Creative Claythings in Chicago, and used these skills to teach his music students how to make clay whistles.
Brian has worked extensively with Raku firing and over the past few years has been perfecting his skills with the Japanese art of Kintsugi. His pieces have been featured in video, film, and online content, and have been sold world-wide.