Metal artist joins PAStA


Metal and wood artist Pam Holthouser recently joined The Professional Artists of St. Augustine (PAStA).

Recently relocating from the mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina, Holthouser began selling zen chimes and wall clocks made from aluminum pipe, vintage textile mill spools, bells, beads, aluminum wire, stainless steel, copper and found objects. In 2017, her metal clockwork was featured in Carolina Home and Garden magazine.

Two years later, Holthouser again made the press with her copper wall sculptures in the April issue of Asheville Made magazine. That same year, she was one of three chosen by the Asheville Chamber of Commerce to create an outside metal sculpture representing “Together We Are More.”

The sculptures were part of a project conducted by the Asheville Chamber in collaboration with Lenoir-Rhyne University and adé PROJECT to demonstrate the diverse voices and experiences of Asheville artists. Her sculpture “Harmony” utilized a diverse collection of steel, stainless steel, copper and aluminum for a 75-inch high by 22-inch wide by 19-inch deep sculpture.

A member of the River Arts District, Holthouser’s work has been displayed in multiple galleries including Sanctuary of Stuff, Marquee and Eco-Depot Marketplace, all in Asheville; and Artisans on Main in Weaverville, North Carolina.

“Over the years, I’ve created art using bass wood, gourds, alcohol inks, acrylics, dyes, stains and beeswax,” Holthouser said. “I’ve since developed a love for aluminum, copper and various metals, and I love to combine the metals’ color, including using my torch to heat-paint the metals. I look forward to meeting the guests and townspeople of St. Augustine and introducing them to my work.”