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:
Contemporary Ceramics Centre, 63 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3BF
Montpellier Gallery, 8 Chapel Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6EP
Glenwood House Studios, Longburton, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 5PG By Appointment
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.
Victoria appeared in The Ceramics Book, a collector's guide to British Studio Ceramics in 2006 as well as in subsequent editions in 2008 and 2012.
Today she works from her own studio in Dorset.
August - December 2016, Contemporary Ceramics Centre, London
October 2016, Sarah Sclater Art at Home, Dorset
May 2016, Dorset Art Weeks, Glenwood Studios, Longburton
December 2001 - 2014, Archway Ceramics, Open Studio, London
October 2011, Wandsworth Artists, London
July 2007, The Cup and Saucer Exhibition, Where I fell in Love Gallery
February 2006, Gallery 27, Cork Street, London
March 2006, The Where I Fell in Love Gallery, Warwickshire
August 2005, Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
August 2004, Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire