K. Olson's work as a ceramic artist is inspired by the far North. She grew up surrounded by images and objects that depicted the rich histories and narratives of Northern Native Culture, and for a time, she lived in and experienced the North. She seeks to express the ideas of history, culture, and community that she experienced. Her forms and patterns recall the shapes of baskets, hats, mukluk patterns, and ivory objects that sparked her curiosities. She believes that her ceramics are more than a physical container, that they also act as important vessels to nourish our minds and body.