Pottery by Osa

saransh joshi

My name is Osa Atoe. I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and I lived in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California before settling in Louisiana. I started taking community pottery classes in 2013 when I was living in New Orleans, quickly became obsessed with the medium and made a small at-home studio for myself in the spring of 2015. I had my pottery wheel in the kitchen and a small Skutt KM-818 in a shed in the backyard. A year later, I moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with my husband and two dogs. Since we have more space here, I was able to expand my studio setup. I also completed a one-year post-baccalaureate program for ceramics at Louisiana State University in May 2018. My bachelor’s degree is in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies and I’ve always been a musician playing in various punk rock bands, so discovering pottery changed the course of my life. Presently, Pottery by Osa is a one-woman operation, making sales online via my Etsy shop and in person at craft shows in Louisiana and Texas.