About Us

Juried Artist/Studio:

Holly Deckard

Business Name:

ClayArtByHolly

Short Description:

I relish the process of using the elements – earth, water and fire – to experiment with different shapes, textures and glaze combinations to create pottery. My greatest joy comes from trying new techniques and forms!

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Awards and Honors

2018  Artist Spotlight 3-Dimensional winner for the month of June; Solo Art Exhibition; Fusion Art Palm Springs, CA 92263; fusionartps.com

2018  “Honorable Mention” 3-D Category, Women Artists Online Juried Art Exhibition,

2018   “5th Place” and “Special Recognition Award” 3-D Category, All Women 2018 Art Exhibition

2017    “Award of Merit” Elemental Exhibition, Knox Gallery of Fine Art

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About Our Art

Description of work: 

My functional work is influenced by my love and passion for food. I strive for my pieces to be comfortable to use as well as beautiful. The pots are mostly wheel thrown with some hand-built. I use cone six stoneware clay and commercial food safe glazes.

My current work consists of Raku pottery and decorative sculptures. My attraction to Raku is the unpredictability, the speed of the firing process and the beautiful results.  It’s all about experimentation to see what different outcomes I can get!  I have recently been expanding my knowledge of the entire Raku process and begun making my own Raku glazes. My newest exploration is making sculptures focused on the female form. Each form is unique, like the real women who inspire me, while keeping the form somewhat abstract and goddess like. I love to experiment with glazes and finishes in all my work – trying new and exciting combinations!

Bio

I found my passion for ceramics later in life. My background is in dietetics and I stumbled upon working with clay while participating in a workshop at the local high school. Having never taken any art classes or explored my creative side before, I was immediately captivated by the process of creating with clay and wanted to learn more. I began hanging out in the local clay studio several times a week, soaking up tips and techniques from anyone who would share.  After practicing the art and science of ceramics for a while, a passion emerged that surprised me! The process of using the elements – earth, water and fire – to experiment with different shapes, textures and glaze combinations to create useful and decorative pieces is extremely stimulating and fulfilling.  I have spent the past year learning about having my work in a gallery doing art shows and teaching Raku workshops through Missouri Artists on Main Gallery

 

 

About Our Business

I welcome custom orders and bring my work to various Art Fairs and Shows in Missouri and Illinois.

Gallery Representation:

Missouri Artists On Main Gallery 321 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

Artisans in the Loop Gallery 6511 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63130

Part-Time Clay instructor at Art Unleashed, 13379 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63017

I teach throwing and handbuilding in my O’Fallon Studio and hold Raku Workshops.

Holly Deckard
Juried Member

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