Ep.216 Holly Stevenson - Ministry of Arts Podcast

In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Holly Stevenson (@holly__stevenson)

Holly Stevenson makes fluid ceramic forms that explore Sigmund Freud’s favourite ashtray and last cigar as an analytical metaphor.

Her vessels diligently embody the ashtray and cigar as though they were two gendered male and female forms, the yonic ovular dish and the cylindrical phallic cigar, as she reconfigures them into a material language of her own. 

Holly graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design Fine Art MA in 2011 with the generous help of the Stanley Picker Trust and was awarded the MFI Flat Time House Graduate Award, supported by the John Latham Foundation. Recently she was selected for the Mother Art Prize 2020, had her first solo show at Sid Motion Gallery and been awarded her first public art commission by The CoLAB Temple for The Artist’s Garden. 

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