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Claudia Hollister

Claudia Hollister

Claudia is known for her encaustic still life paintings focusing on the vessel, as a voluptuous sculptural form.

A professional painter, sculptor, porcelain artist and designer, she previously designed for Reed & Barton Silversmiths, Orrefors Crystal and
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Her earlier work has been shown at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum of Art, The American Craft Museum and Cartier Jewelers.

After starting her porcelain studio, she was commissioned to create large-scale site-specific installations for Children’s Hospitals, Corporations and Hotels.

Hollister began teaching encaustic painting at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2012. Here she developed signature techniques of painting.

Intrigued with a process for printing in the sun without dangerous chemicals, she started making Cyanotype prints in 2014 as back grounds for the Encaustic Paintings.

Claudia’s current Cyanotype prints, 2021, continue to expand her interest in creating still life compositions with flowers from her garden. This series documents the cycle of seasonal blooms in a stunningly unique and captivating, format.

The beauty of these prints is enhanced by being printed on Japanese Sekishu paper. One of the oldest handmade papers in the world, known for its silky lustrous finish.

Hollister is continuing to receive recognition across the US from curators, jurors and galleries for her Cyanotype prints and encaustic work.