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Elaine Olafson Henry

Sheridan, Wyoming. Elaine Olafson Henry is a ceramics artist, curator, and writer. She is the former editor and publisher of the international ceramics journals Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. She earned a BFA from the University of Wyoming and a MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and she recently completed a MA in English at the University of Wyoming. She served as President of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2002–2004, and in 2019 became an NCECA fellow.


“A work of art is a thesis. Every decision that the artist makes supports their thesis. In order to discover that thesis, it is the job of the critic to interpret the visual language used by the artist."