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Sylvia Holmes

Sylvia Holmes

Sylvia would classify her work as contemporary slipware. She enjoys using layers of texture, line and colour to create rich, evocative, tactile surfaces on simple thrown or hand-built stoneware pieces. At present she mostly makes dish and plate forms, “self-hanging” wall pieces, lidded containers, and sculptural vessels in various sizes and shapes.

Inspiration comes from many sources: lichens, landscapes,electron micrographs, satellite imagery...

Sylvia applies stained vitreous slips to the surface of bone-dry stoneware forms to create the various shapes and textures she requires. After bisque firing the pieces are patinated to further bring out the textures, interiors are glazed if necessary, and more work is done to enliven the surface before the pieces are fired to approx 1240°C in an electric kiln.

Sylvia Holmes Blue Jaunty Vase

Sylvia Holmes

Blue Jaunty Vase

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Sylvia Holmes Blue Winged Vase

Sylvia Holmes

Blue Winged Vase

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Sylvia Holmes Flat Blue Box

Sylvia Holmes

Flat Blue Box

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Sylvia Holmes Flat Green Box

Sylvia Holmes

Flat Green Box

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Sylvia Holmes Green Tealight Holder

Sylvia Holmes

Green Tealight Holder

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Sylvia Holmes Large Blue Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Large Blue Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Large Blue Lidded Box

Sylvia Holmes

Large Blue Lidded Box

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Sylvia Holmes Large Blue Vase

Sylvia Holmes

Large Blue Vase

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Sylvia Holmes Medium Green Box

Sylvia Holmes

Medium Green Box

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Sylvia Holmes Medium Orange Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Medium Orange Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Medium Orange Vase Form

Sylvia Holmes

Medium Orange Vase Form

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Sylvia Holmes Small Blue Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Small Blue Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Small Blue Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Small Blue Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Small Blue Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Small Blue Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Small Blue Plate

Sylvia Holmes

Small Blue Plate

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Sylvia Holmes Small Green Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Small Green Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Small Green Plate

Sylvia Holmes

Small Green Plate

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Sylvia Holmes Small Orange Dish

Sylvia Holmes

Small Orange Dish

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Sylvia Holmes Small Orange Plate

Sylvia Holmes

Small Orange Plate

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Sylvia Holmes Small Orange Vase

Sylvia Holmes

Small Orange Vase

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Sylvia Holmes Tall Blue Box

Sylvia Holmes

Tall Blue Box

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Sylvia Holmes Tiny Blue Box

Sylvia Holmes

Tiny Blue Box

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Sylvia Holmes Winged Blue Vase Form

Sylvia Holmes

Winged Blue Vase Form

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