Flower Dot Cup (#28), 2022, Hungarian Porcelain, slip cast, carved, slip trailing
Helen Otterson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Miami. Exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, her work has been published in American Craft Magazine and Ceramic Monthly. Her work can also be found in books such as Cast: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, 500 Sculptures, and 500 Figures in Clay. Helen’s ceramic and glass sculptures are part of the permanent collections at the Mulvane Art Museum, Nicolaysen Art Museum, and the Plains Art Museum. Helen was a McKnight Visiting Artist Residency at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis. She has completed artist residencies at the A.I.R. Vallauris, France, Anderson Ranch Arts Center and most recently the International Ceramic Studio in Kecskemét, Hungary. Helen taught at Florida Atlantic University, University of Miami and the Armory Art Center before moving to Minnesota. She currently teaching at the University of Wisconsin, Stout.