Holly Gray
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Holly Gray
Elements of Gray
Ceramic Artist

I made my first pinch pot in my junior year of High School and after my first slab project I knew
ceramics and clay was my medium. I love the feel of clay and it’s almost magical properties; it
can be liquid slip, solid and yet so very flexible, solid and carvable before being fired and
becoming fragile yet hearty and strong after it is fired in the kiln. Clay can be used to make
things of great beauty, practical function or both.

I started my advanced education at Arcadia University in Glenside PA and studied abroad, in
my junior year, at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. I transferred to the Glasgow
School of Art in 2000 , where my sole focus was on ceramic design. I graduated from the GSA
in 2002 with a B.A. in ceramic design.

I began this new series of work in my home studio in 2014 and started Elements of Gray in
July of 2015. I’m embarking on a new journey and finding constant inspiration and joy in
ceramics and am looking forward to what story my clay will tell.

My pieces are very organic in shape and I find I am often inspired by nature and its textures. I
enjoy pushing the limits of clay, creating thin and delicate pieces that are still functional. I find
joy and calm in creating, working with my hands to shape the clay into something beautiful.
Clay itself, inspires me. For centuries people have used ceramic pottery to carry water, cook
and serve food, provide beauty and tell a story. I love that each piece of clay tells a story.
I hope you enjoy both the function of my pieces and the story they tell.