Holly Louise Inglis

A Handbuilding Ceramic Artist

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Artist Statement

I am a ceramic artist based in High Wycombe. I studied Applied Arts at the University of Wolverhampton.

I uses hand-building methods to create my sculptural pieces which focus heavily on form.

 

During an International Bronze Age project in which my work was chosen for the online exhibition I was introduced to sawdust firing. I immediately loved the engaging process and the oily black result with red/orange flashes of the terracotta clay. Since then I have experimented with alternate firings to emphasise the idea of individuality and variation within a ceramics.

 

I am strongly influences by creatures both fictional and non-fictional. The Natural History Museum at Tring is a place I frequent in order to draw and understand the forms I create and distort.

Other inspiration comes from a childhood surrounded by Sci-Fi, Pokemon and the origins of mythical creatures and folklore.

 

Also I have a great curiosity as to how and why people have a distinct need to collect things like creatures and ceramics. Everyone has a collection in some form or another. I myself have a hat collection.

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