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

Garden Novella
Other Work. 2021

Mexicantown, Detroit. (2021)
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Project Article on Medium

A traveling garden of stories, plants, and lights. The stories are audio recordings from 15 residents and business owners from Southwest Detroit. As you approach the installation, motion sensors activate the lights and speakers, producing a soundscape choreography that introduces you to the community. Suspended plants evoke the sense of uprootedness and transplanted - and just as many immigrants in Southwest have had to plant new roots in a new ecology where they help one another thrive. Mirrors clad the underside of the canopy, reflecting the image of yourself as you hear someone else’s story, someone whose story may be much different than yours, as a reminder that even in our differences we are united. 

My impact: prototype development, handcrafting techniques, final installation