"Dancing with the Flames"

Woodfired Ceramics

by Greg Holmes

July 2 - July 28, 2019


Saturday, July 13 From 3 - 5 PM

I work out of a studio in my home in northern Silver Spring, Maryland. It is located next to the Patuxent River, which provides me wonderful exposure to the seasons, rocks,water, trees, and plants that influence my work and bring a degree of serenity to my studio environment.  The pieces represented in this show are all made of stoneware, wood-fire, or porcelain clay fired to at least 2350°F in a Japanese style Noborigama 3-chamber wood-fire kiln.  Read More . . .

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Artist Statement: Combining earth, metal, and wood with fine craftsmanship, in ways that complement each other, has become my fascination as a ceramic artist. Whether they are wheel-thrown symmetrical vessels or assembled convex/concave vessels with undulating planes, the addition of copper, silver, and wood accents to these wood-fired forms has become my signature approach to ceramics. As the creative process continues to evolve, I look to nature for interesting textures, earth-tone colors, metals, and woods to create surface treatments that I find exciting and aesthetically stimulating.  Click here to read more about Greg.

Over 20 other artists are on display at Artists' Gallery.


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