Greg Holmes

Ceramics, Wood & Copper

Artist Statement:

Combining earth, metal, and wood with fine craftsmanship, in ways that complement each other, continues to fascinate me as a ceramic artist. Whether my pieces are wheel-thrown symmetrical vessels or assembled hand-built convex/concave vessels using slab rolling and extruding methods to form various shapes, 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.

Graduated with a BA in Art, SUNY Plattsburgh, concentrating in photography, ceramics, and drawing. After a 30+ year career in creative direction, marketing, photography, and design, I began working full-time as a clay artist. In the summer of 2015, I launched my website and began showing my ceramic work. I have participated in three ACC Baltimore Craft Shows (2017-2019) and had two solo shows in 2019 (Columbia Art Center and Artists’ Gallery Ellicott City). I served as VP of Programs (2016-2019) for the Montgomery Potter’s Guild (Maryland’s oldest ceramic guild) and previously served three years as Co-President of the Guild.

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