Oliver Collie Ceramics is a design studio founded by artists Brooks Oliver and Clayton Collie based in Dallas, Texas. By incorporating traditional ceramic production techniques with new age machining equipment like 3D printers and CNC mills, they produce timeless designs and utilitarian wares that re-imagine and re-interpret the familiar functional vessel.
Meet Brooks Oliver
Partially influenced by two years of undergraduate training in engineering, Brooks’ work tends to incorporate elements of engineering and math through tight, minimalist forms revolving around simple geometries. As with any good magic trick, one takes something that is familiar or known to be true and then flips that assumption into something that is the opposite or the unfamiliar. With this in mind, He create elements of illusion in the forms, surfaces, and materials he uses. Similarly, Brooks strives to create illusions of form involving aspects of apparent movement, defiance of gravity, or elements of balance where the viewer is drawn in to closely inspect conflicting dualities of form. Brooks is extremely interested when one’s visually perceived knowledge is contrary to that of known reality.
Meet Clayton Collie
Oliver Collie is a partnership between Brooks Oliver and Clayton Collie. Their mission is to make modern, contemporary, industrial designs paired with bright colors that are reflect the speed and pace of urban life.