Holly with her arm in a clay column-- working on an Architectural Door Surround, Spring 2023
Holly Barrett completed a BFA with concentrations in Ceramics and Painting & Drawing at Ohio University in 2021, and has since participated in the ASPN Residency at Red Lodge Clay Center, completed a Post-Bacc Residency at the Morean Center for Clay (via WMU), and spent a summer as Residency Liaison at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts.
She is currently a long-term Artist in Residence at Queen City Clay, based in Cincinnati.
In Barrett’s own practice, clay vessels and altered surfaces act as a canvas for her illustrations. Her body of work emphasizes themes of memory & story-telling, community, and perceived value.