Holly Worland Young



Since graduating in Fine Art from Falmouth University in 2020, Holly has been creating and selling her ceramic animals from her studio in Bristol. The main subject of Holly’s work is marine life, ranging from blue whales and manatees to nudibranchs and crabs.

Holly hand-sculpts every one of her pieces, studying the anatomy of each animal before sculpting to ensure she depicts them in a natural and proportionate way. Her sculptures are all made from scratch in order to capture specific characters and markings in each one, emphasising the uniqueness that every individual animal has in the wild. Holly was awarded a highly commended badge by the David Shepperd Wildlife Artist of the Year Awards in 2021 with her 6-piece sculpture “The Meeting of the Whales” and hopes to be successful with her entry this year of “An Octopus’ Shield”, her largest sculpture yet, inspired by the documentary “My Octopus Teacher”.