holly mckeen

holly mckeen


Holly McKeen is an internationally recognized ceramicist and has both exhibited and presented workshops across North America, and by invitation at Escola de Ceramica de La Bisbal, Spain. Her work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times and TerrArt – Revista Ceramica Contemporania of Barcelona as well as other periodicals and guild publications. Holly has gained increased recognition for her unique, elegant vessels and special effects glazes. Holly’s work incorporates many years of experience with the precision formulation and application of complex surface treatments, utilizing atmospheric controls and computerized technologies that are punctuated by the connected play of heat and flame.

artist statement

Living and creating in the peaceful setting of our home overlooking the beautiful Chilliwack River allows me to work each day in a space surrounded by inspiration Creating beautiful vessels to be used or contemplated in daily life renews my spirit, and is a constant reminder of my good fortune at having found this connection with Clay. On discovering crystalline glazes I was entranced with the depth and distinctive qualities of these unique surfaces. While striving for classic, elegant forms well-suited to these complex glazes, I work to maintain an simple yet unique feel for my Crystalline decorative pieces, distinctly different from the more contemporary design elements of my functional stoneware – “Art for Everyday”.