Is a native of Philadelphia, PA, with a BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and an MFA from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.
Holly has been creating contemporary jewelry and hollowware for more than twenty-five years. Her current work explores alternative jewelry-making processes combining paper with precious metal, and classical jewelry-making techniques with state of the art technology.
Inspired by traditional Japanese paper stencils known as Ise katagami, intricate surface designs are created, refined and adapted for digital die cutting. Using fine artists papers (recycled, post-consumer cotton rag and sustainable plant fibers), the patterns are cut and laminated, finished with acrylic lacquer, then folded and connected with stone settings, to construct lightweight, colorful, elegant jewelry.
Paper Jewelry Care: These pieces are finished with acrylic lacquer, making them water resistant and durable. However, they are delicate and must be treated with care to enjoy them for years to come. Wipe gently with a clean, damp, lint free cloth, if necessary. Cleaning agents other than water will damage the surface of these pieces.
Handle and store with care and affection. Wear with pleasure!