I work in stoneware at a range of scales and each piece is hand-built, predominantly coiled. My pots are a playful exploration of form, where the traditional notion of ‘belly’ is often replaced with that of ‘corset’. I use strong contrasts between glazes and scarification in order to retain the movement of making, and to help describe and outline each form. Whilst firmly rooted in ceramic tradition, classical lines are married with severe angles to produce an aesthetic that is insistently contemporary.
Work generally available from:
Archway Ceramics, 410 Haven Mews, 23, St Pauls Way, London, E3 4AG
Montpellier Gallery, 8 Chapel Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EP
Where I Fell in Love Gallery, The Shambles, Market Place, Shipston on Stour, CV36 4AG
Buckenham Galleries, 81 High Street, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6DS
My work is fired to about 1250 C in an electric kiln.
After teaching Ceramics for some years Victoria completed a Theory/ Practice MA in Applied Art and Visual Culture at the John Cass School of Art, London. She established her own Ceramic practice in 2001, and works from Archway Ceramics in East London.
She has exhibited widely and, in Autumn 2003, was selected as a professional member of the Craft Potters’ Association. She has also written extensively on the place of Ceramics in Contemporary Culture and has had articles published in Crafts Magazine and The Reflective Practitioner, edited by Linden Reilly.
In 2006 she was included in ‘The Ceramics Book’, the collector’s guide to British Studio Ceramics.
I have lectured on the position of ceramics in contemporary culture as well as the troublesome relationship between theory and practice in craft.
November 2007, The Maltings Farnham: Art in Clay
August 2007, Hatfield House: Art in Clay
Nov / Dec 2006, Morely Gallery: London Potters Group Show
August 2006, Hatfield House: Art in Clay
March 2006, Where I Fell in Love Gallery: Group Exhibition
February 2006, Cork Street, Gallery 27: Retrospective ‘06
August 2005, Hatfield House: Art in Clay
August 2004, Hatfield House: Art in Clay
August 2003, Hatfield House: Art in Clay