Working out of her studio in Austin Texas, Holly has been a professional artist her entire working career. With a background in painting, art history, textiles, ceramics and finally glass, her work melds all of these disparate disciplines into her complex decorative work. She draws inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions and incorporates them into her work.Although the focus of Holly’s classes is on teaching complex stringer work and integrating elements of surface design, her underlying goal as a teacher is to help open up creative processes, revealing strategies for the students to discover new and vital artistic directions in their individual work.Holly has been making glass beads since 2002 and has taught lampworking throughout the United States and Europe since 2008.Her work has been published in several books and publications including Bead and Button magazine.

Artist and her work