In 1977, while helping to remodel a 16th century convent in Provence, Holly carved her first piece. On an old larch pole beam she carved the hollyhocks that grew in the convent garden using a small straight edge chisel found in a workroom. She has continued doing all the work on each piece from design to execution herself, in her single person, solar-powered studio. Drawn to natural shapes and forms, she tries to make pieces that are not only visually exciting, but a delight to handle and use.
Nevada City, CA 95959