About

Holly Bollier is a fiber and mixed media artist whose pieces showcase a sense of humor, fun, and whimsy.

An alumna and former faculty member of the Paier College of Art, she began her work in children’s book illustration, creating three-dimensional characters and scenes. Today, she continues to create three-dimensional pieces, specializing in needle-felted miniature animals and automated art. Her work has been showcased in various galleries and art centers throughout Southern Connecticut, including most recently Guilford Art Center’s show “Going to the Dogs.”

In her needle-felted animals, Holly uses a wide variety of high-quality wool, as well as hand-blown European glass eyes. Her larger pieces, which include automata and mixed media figures, are uniquely designed and handcrafted from wool, fabric, wood, and polymer clay, among other materials. Holly lives in Guilford, Connecticut with her family.

Winner of the 2015 CT Magazine Reader's Choice Award!

 

About

Animals - large or small, I love them all! So it is no small wonder that they feature so prominently in my work. Additionally, my love of books, specifically children’s books, is a big influence on my world view. It’s a whimsical world of anything being possible that drives my imagination. Bears can ice skate and sheep can knit! Browse through my web site, and enjoy my world of fun fiber art!

Holly is an alumna and former faculty member of the Paier College of Art, in New Haven, Connecticut.    Working in a wide variety of materials such as natural wool fibers, wood, metal, paint, epoxy and polymer clay, she creates hand crafted miniatures with great attention given to the details of each piece. Her work has sold nationally and internationally, and has been showcased in various galleries and art centers throughout Southern Connecticut, including Guilford Art Center’s show "Artistry." In December 2014, her artwork was featured on the cover of Connecticut Magazine and in September 2015, she won  the "Reader's Choice Award" in the "Best of Connecticut 2015 Art Exhibition," sponsored by Connecticut Magazine. 

 
 
 Holly's artwork on the cover of CT Magazine's December 2014 issue

Holly's artwork on the cover of CT Magazine's December 2014 issue

 Winner, Reader's Choice Award, Best of CT 2015 Art Exhibition

Winner, Reader's Choice Award, Best of CT 2015 Art Exhibition

 
 

In her needle-felted animals, Holly uses a wide variety of high-quality wools. Her larger pieces, which include automata and mixed media figures, are uniquely designed and handcrafted from wool, fabric, wood, and polymer clay, among other materials. Holly is a member of the Northeast Feltmakers Guild, and lives in Guilford, Connecticut with her architect husband, two dogs, and four cats.