Carole Neilson is based in San Francisco. She studied ceramics at the Academy of Art in Mol in Belgium, which provided her technical skills and understanding of materials. Her curiosity and her energy make her always-going forwards. She is always experimenting with new techniques and new forms. She comes from Alsace in North of France, a region that has a strong tradition of rural pottery, a tradition that goes back more then 2000 years. Her work has always been influenced by the functionality and utility of the pieces. Through the years, she has created several themes, some mysteriously formed from earthen reflections, smoked in layers of sawdust. Carole is passionate with clay, which has opened up limitless possibilities inside her imagination.