Potters Studio was established in Fresno, California in 1970 by Hazel Olsen, a former teacher and young mother with three children.
The studio’s original focus was on providing classes in clay work, supplies and equipment to local artists, potters and schools, and to provide studio space, networking, and a venue for display and sales for unknown and developing artists.
After a number of successful years, it was a natural transition to refocus the studio from community artist workspace to the development of a line of Hazel’s many creations she produced as a local artist.
Hazel’s son, Randy, joined her a few years ago. Randy, like his mother, is an established commission artist and has developed many of his own best works as pieces for the line in addition to those of Hazel.
The popularity and enthusiasm for the work of the Potters Studio has grown far beyond California. Hazel and Randy now enjoy international recognition. They are sought after for participation in many prestigious artistic events and their work is widely collected.