Michael Bolen


Michael Bolen, born August 1947 in California.  A ceramic artist for over 40 years, he gained his formal education in ceramics while an art major at Bakersfield College under the direction of Vic Bracke and Clayton Rippy.

Inspired by such potters as Paul Soldner and Robert Piepenburg, Michael’s focus shifted from the functional to more contemporary ceramic forms making use of primitive methods of firing such as Raku and pit firing.

Michael has shown his work in numerous solo shows as well as group and gallery exhibitions from Seattle to Southern California.  He currently works from his studio in Clarkdale AZ.