I am a painter and illustrator working in clay. Having studied painting at The San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State, I am interested in the intersection of drawing and sculpture. My work is inspired by Japanese folklore, contemporary/ancient art, and animals. I come from a family of makers and artists. I teach art to children and adults at Pinckney Clay SF .

Contact art@hollycoley.com 

magical realism 

Inspired by materiality,I work in many different clay bodies. A brown clay reminds me of sloths and earth, while a white clay can remind me of bones and ghosts. In my whimsical work, real creatures coexist with magical ones through narrative story telling.