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Holly Kemp

Holly Kemp

Last Day!

Today is officially our last day on the residency here at Artcore! However, making ceramic work is such a long process, so none of us have completely finished. There are two more weeks until the exhibition which means we have the opportunity to keep working, which is great! This morning…
Holly Kemp
8th September 2017
Holly Kemp

75 Cups & Counting…

Yesterday I took my first glazed pieces out of the kiln! I used a white glaze as I want to link these Chai cups to the British china teacup. I semi-dipped the cups in glaze so that all of the inside and most of the outside are white, but the…
Holly Kemp
5th September 2017
Holly Kemp

First Firing!

We took some of our work over to Derby University this morning ready for the first firing. The kiln will be ready to open on Friday so I'm excited to see what the work will look like! Once they are out, I will be able to glaze them and put…
Holly Kemp
30th August 2017
Holly Kemp

Terracotta Army

Today I have been casting more and more Chai cups! I'm so glad that I made five moulds, as it saves so much time when I can cast more than one piece at once. The cabinets at Pickford's House are quite large, so my aim is to get as many…
Holly Kemp
29th August 2017
Holly Kemp

Sunday Casting

With the residency being three weeks long, we have to make every minute count when it comes to making ceramics, as it is not a quick process! Therefore, a few of us have been working hard in the studio on this sunny Sunday! My moulds are FINALLY dry which means…
Holly Kemp
27th August 2017
Holly Kemp

Pickford’s House Museum Tour

Today I visited Derby Museum and Pickford's House to do some research and also see the room which we will be exhibiting in at the end of our residency. Currently at Derby Museum they have a beautiful ceramic collection, including many historical pieces that have been made locally in Derby.…
Holly Kemp
25th August 2017
Holly Kemp

Starting at Artcore!

Hello! I am one of the five ceramic artists who are taking part of the three week residency at Artcore. At the moment, I am on a summer break in the middle of my Masters Degree studying Ceramic Design for Industry (Check out my work here), so it is great…
Holly Kemp
23rd August 2017