Olivia's work plays in the space where the man-made and the natural intersect. She throws precise forms in porcelain before submerging them in paper-thin accretions. These accretions speak of organisms - fungus, coral and bacteria - but are unidentifiable, growing over and eating up the form beneath. Her patience and pursuit of natural, organic forms on beautfully thrown pieces creates an intriguing tension between the deliberate and the naturally occuring.
Olivia worked under under Julian Stair after completing her ceramics training at the Uiversity of Creative arts in Farnham and now works from her studio in Barcelona.