A professional sculptor, porcelain artist and designer, Claudia Hollister previously designed for Reed & Barton Silversmiths, Orrefors Crystal, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Godiva Chocolates. Claudia has 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 and was instrumental in developing the successful guest artist workshop series. Claudia is known for her encaustic still life paintings focusing on the vessel, as a voluptuous sculptural form.

Claudia paints full-time in her Portland, Oregon studio. She holds a BFA from the University of Oregon.