Holly Deckard

I consider myself an accidental artist. My background is in nutrition science and I stumbled upon working with clay when I took a nine-hour workshop at the local high school. I had never explored my creative side before and didn’t consider myself artistic.  I was immediately captivated by the process of creating with clay and wanted to learn more. As I explored the art and science of ceramics I discovered a passion that surprised me! I began hanging out in the local clay studio several times a week, soaking up tips and techniques from anyone who would share.  I relish the process of using the elements – earth, water and fire – to experiment with different shapes, textures and glaze combinations to create my pottery. There is an aspect of unpredictability in my glaze work, and opening my kiln to new glaze combinations is thrilling! My greatest joy comes from trying new techniques and experimenting with new forms.