©2018 Clayworks by Gina Holt

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

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clayworks1991@gmail.com
Special orders welcome. Please allow 6-8 weeks for custom work.

​Originally from New York, Gina Holt currently resides in Bothell, WA,

​where she works from her home studio. Born in 1959, Gina says that she

inherited her creativity from her father, a dancer, and her mother, an artist.

As a child she loved to spend her spare time drawing, painting and

making up imaginary characters for the stories she illustrated.

Gina received a BA in art from the University of Oregon, where she focused

on printmaking, illustration and painting. After graduating, Gina augmented

her creative abilities by taking classes in ceramic hand-building at Pottery

Northwest. Gina has since experienced an unending joy of working with

clay, as this medium allows her to transform the 2-d media she is so

familiar with into virtual 3-d canvases that simultaneously employ her

drawing, sculpting and painting skills.

 

Gina’s most recent works are colorful botanical​-​inspired sculptures that can

either stand alone or hang on the wall. Inspirations for these life-like

creations begin with ​her study of intricate nature photos and live plants

from the garden. Gina’s eye-catching works emerge as she molds

complexity, light and shadow into the clay. The addition of multiple layers of

combined glazes and textures enhance and complete each unique work of

art​. ​ Gina then ​signs, numbers, and writes on the back of each botanical

piece a sentimental meaning that ​primarily​ derives ​from ​Victorian era- floral dictionaries, making each and every sculpture a thoughtful experience.​

 

Gina began selling her pieces in 1991 through gift galleries and juried

shows. Her devoted groupies know well that her works in clay started as

floral-themed mirrors and architectural-style clocks. A number of her

followers are thrilled to have more than a handful of these collectors’ items

gracing the walls of their homes.

There is an optimism and delightful cheerfulness to Gina's work that

consistently impels collectors of her art to pre-purchase pieces from her

shows prior to the shows’ openings. Gina’s art has gained attention across

the United States.

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