Brian Holland

Ceramics- Sculpture and vessels. I let the clay do the work, pulling it about until it expresses experiences of place or figurative spatial situation.

As I work I respond to the clay’s ability to reflect and express my physical, tactile and spatial experiences of figures in space, of sea and land, rocks and mountains and the whole gutsy feeling of life.

I have recently moved back into the city and am loving the city landscape and the hustle and bustle of people and can’t wait to see how this influences what I make.

I coil and slab build, though recently I feel able to make the minimum intervention into the work, letting the clay do the talking. Whether I am making sculpture or vessels, the physicality of the medium is all.

All the work is stoneware, about 60% wood fired in an anagama kiln to around 1300 c, the firing process influencing surface qualities dramatically; the other 40% is fired either in an electric or gas kiln and utilises lots of glazes and oxides.

Open days

  • Saturday 29th April
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 6th May
  • Sunday 7th May

Studio location

Studio 3
Yorkshire Art Space
Persistence Works
21 Brown Street
S1 2BS

About this studio

A large ceramics studio where I will be working on new pieces and exhibiting recent work.

  • Studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my art
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • I can provide workshops & tuition

Contact me as follows:

m: 07812 928 174

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