Victoria’s pieces are made from rich black clay, which she patterns using antique wooden printing blocks, hand cut stencils, and print techniques. Her pieces are decorated with slip and glazes that she makes by hand. There are often three or four layers of colour and pattern on a single surface.
*Please note that my sizes are approximate, as each piece is handmade even pieces made together will vary slightly in size, colour, shape etc.
**These are intended as decorative pieces. They are delicate in nature and are not intended to be used with food and drink, they are not microwave or dishwasher safe.
*** Please keep them indoors. My pieces are earthenware, they are not fired to very high temperatures, this allows me to create beautiful bright colours but does mean that they are not frost proof.
Since graduating from the University of Ulster Belfast in June 2012 with a First class Honours degree in Fine and Applied Arts, Victoria has set up a small Ceramics Studio in an old 1770’s blacksmiths workshop (the Smithy) at her home on the Ards peninsula on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
“I draw inspiration from beautiful old ceramic tiles, intricate architecture and the patterns it contains as well as the places I go, things I see and the people that surround me every day. I carry my camera everywhere to enable me to capture these images and moments as they happen. These are an endless source of new ideas and inspiration reflected in the bright and colourful tones, patterns and colours used in my work as well as the delicate illustrations. I work mainly in Ceramics but bring elements of metal, wood and illustration to my work.”