Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Meet Holly Ross
I have been waiting in anticipation ever since I was kindly pointed in the direction of ceramic artist Holly Ross. I was instantly mesmerised by her work. It's so jewel like and magical.
Holly recently graduated from Bournemouth University and this is where her 'Wonderland Wonders' Collection first took shape. She was inspired by many things all at once- Islamic architecture, bird cages and fairy tales and they all came together to create her whimsical collection.
There are a lot of processes involved in creating just one lamp. Here's Holly in her studio working on one of her House lamps.
Holly slip casts fine bone china and then uses a range of different surface techniques on each piece to create it's unique texture such as piercing, carving, shellac resist and imprinting objects into the surface.
Transfers on the inside of the lamp create mysterious shadows when illuminated. Each of the bird cages is finished off with a delicate chain and a sparkly colourful charm which really add to their magic.
The houses are decorated with silhouettes of winter trees, birds and deer.
I'm really excited to have them at Radiance. They are really very special! You can see our selection here.