Artist Profile – Careen Stoll – Ceramics
Careen has focused on studio pottery since 2000, when she moved to an old farmhouse in Minnesota with no well or insulation. Her work is quite minimal and brings to mind both Northern European Modernism and beach stones. The kiln she built after moving to Portland four years ago is a unique part of her process – Careen designed it to fire with wood but mostly waste vegetable oil. This is an outgrowth of economics as well as strong environmental ethics, as the fuel is both free and carbon neutral.