My name is Peter Holland, I am a clay modeller and well known blogger/publisher. The main aim of my website can be summed up in a few words:
"My aim is to help people research the value of their fine china items and help identify their mystery pottery marks. I also want to pass on sculpting tips and keep in touch with my collectors."
I want to keep all this as a public searchable online record as much as possible. I am a fan of open source information.
Along the way, I try to pass on as much generally useful information I can muster. I will help if I can. There are over 1600 pages of information on this site - I suppose some of it must be interesting as we can get over one quarter of a million hits per month!".
To discover how this website helps people, read a few of the heartfelt testimonials here:- Figurines Sculpture Testimonials
Below is the story of how untrained, unqualified and undeterred, I rose to become a leading figure in the UK ceramics industry.
What others are saying:
"My wife's favourite piece of art: your "Cherish" sculpture". Peter Frazer
Before going into the world of ceramic sculpture as a professional, I worked with retailers Jaeger and Liberty of London, England in sales management and buying.
It was a very good career for someone only in their 30's, but I didn't get to see my kids much...
At the same time, making time to pursue my interest in clay sculpture, my work was first formally recognized during an exhibition of my work at the Royal Miniature Society in 1993 in Regent Street, London (ironically, very close by to the Liberty store where I worked). The maximum of five sculptures were accepted by the RMS.
It seems a big step from this first small success to switch careers to a sector in which I had no background and no formal training. However, I was prepared to follow my instinct - that small voice in the dark - to wherever it might lead.
The tale of how I was eventually commissioned by the likes of
Royal Worcester, Wedgwood, Coalport and Royal Doulton to produce work
for them is a story in its own right.
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