Eshe DesignOlivia Eshe HoltArtist and 3D Designer

Olivia Eshe is a designer from Detroit, Michigan working in ceramics, furniture and public installation.  Her artistry spans from traditional handcrafting techniques to 3D modeling and visualization.  Through her interdisciplinary practice, she develops conceptual ideas into tangible realities, transforming various materials to contemporary objects that express personal narratives and elevate our built environment.

Olivia received a BFA in Product Design with a minor in Crafts and Material Studies from the College of Creative Studies. She currently works as a Junior Designer for Urban Alterscape


Selected WorkCrafted ObjectsDigitally DesignedPublic Installation

Lines, Loops
Birch Plywood. 2019

This series marks the beginning use of curvature in my ever evoling design lanuage.  I aim to push the boundaries of the material through form and process. The looping of material symbolize stages of life. Starting from line to curve, mapping the beginning and end.

Earth Side
Cast Concrete. 2021

To expand apon my use of curvature and material exploration, I designed this two part side table.  Transforming the typical industrial cast process into a tactile application method. Mixing the concrete by hand provided moments of focus, mediation and reflection; I came up with a custom mix using a terra dye to symblolize the color of earth. This piece serves as a true representation of material exploration. Seeking to embody the properties and cast process of concrete in a new form.