Vicky is a Ceramic Artist living in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Vicky first discovered her love for clay when attending a variety of art and craft classes at Stroud Art College in the early 1990s. She subsequently moved to Harrogate in North Yorkshire for a few years to study Studio Pottery. This is where Vicky first really started to show her influence of nature, creating different interpretation of the elements that surround us.
Vicky Completed a Foundation Degree course in Ceramic Design at Swansea in 1995, then returned to Stroud, established her first pottery studio. Vicky worked part-time as a Gallery Assistant at the Ombersley Gallery near Worcester, and attended Craft Fairs and a few local Craft Shops and Galleries in the late 1990s.
Vicky has travelled extensively around the world, which has had a big influence on her ceramic pieces. Mexico, in particular, has a substantial influence on patterns, shapes and the way the pieces have used their surroundings.
Vicky took a few years break from her creative work but with ideas still flowing, started to make plans for future designs.
After working for Cirencester College as an Arts and Crafts Tutor and completing a PGCE/Cert Ed course. Vicky then set up her studio in the shed at the bottom of the Garden and became involved with the Stroud Valley Art-space Open Studios in Stroud for the first time in summer 2007.
Since then she has travelled to the East Coast of Australia, and has been a teacher of Art and Pottery at the local prisons in Gloucestershire. Having moved house and set up a new studio, she is now exhibiting many new sculpture pieces regularly and working on different projects within the local community
Vicky has been working with a number of local community centers, schools and care centers.
Mainly running pottery and mosaics workshops, these groups become collectively known as Mozpots, also offering a number of other crafts workshops, working along side organisations that support people with their wellbeing and mental health, developing workshops for all cultures, generational and abilities, often groups of people that are recovering from Inness or brake-downs.
In 2016 Vicky completing a Mental Health First Aid Certificate.
Vicky currently also works with WEA, teaching a number of different course and this year (2020) has been getting use to doing a number of virtual teaching on-line using Zoom.
Through out lockdown, Vicky been keeping her Mozpots clients happy, set-up a WhatsApp group and offered regular Zoom demonstration sessions, and on a monthly bases, collected and delivered pottery pieces, the clay and glazes to their homes.
Vicky’s Exhibitions for 2022 Includes:
August bank holiday weekend – Exhibition at Painswick Church Rooms with fellow ceramic artist Millie
In September 2020 Vicky completed a City and Guilds, Covid-19 return to work certificate, with government guidelines, which enabled Mozpots to returned to Gas Green Community Centre in Cheltenham.
May 2021, Mozpots returned to Gas Green community centre in Cheltenham
Summer 2021 community well being workshops
Exhibition & workshop
Vicky Opened her studio for Select Art Trail in June 2021
Took part in a number Dursley monthly craft market
August Solo Exhibition at the Painswick Church Rooms
September/October Mozpots involved with the Cheltenham Open Studio event
October -November 2019 joined South Wales Potters and exhibited at Crickholwell in Wales
August 2019 exhibition at the Malthouse Stroud and involved with Artburst in Painswick
June 2019 Mozpots took part in Cheltenham open studios, collaborated with Art For All and the Independence Trust, displaying clients artwork at Gas Green Community Centre in Cheltenham
October 2018 Well-being Exhibition, with the Independence Trust at the Wilson gallery in Cheltenham
August 2018 – Paper & Clay Exhibition at the Church Rooms in Painswick. joining Bookbinder Anne Weare
24th March till 13th April 2018 – displayed with the GLOUCESTERSHIRE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS Exhibition at Nature in Art near Gloucester
- December – Montpellier Garden Gallery in Cheltenham Exhibition, display of both my work and the clients Pottery and Mosaics from the Independence Trust
- Joined the GLOUCESTERSHIRE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS Exhibition at Nature in Art near Gloucester
- 18th till 28th August – Church Rooms Painswick, Art Burst week.
2016 SUMMER EXHIBITIONS
- July/August – Church rooms in Painswick with Bookbinder Anne Weare
- Christmas Crafts fairs November and December
- Sunday 12th till Sunday 19th July at the Painswick centre, Green Room
- Wednesday 5th till Sunday 9th August at the Church rooms in Painswick as part of Painswick ART BURST week, both exhibition with Bookbinder Anne Weare
2014 Exhibitions and Crafts fairs
- 27th till 30th November Winter Exhibition at the Painswick centre, Green Room with Bookbinder Anne Weare
- Christmas Crafts markets at Dursley, Cheltenham and Painswick
- Sunday 3rd till Sunday 10th August in the Green Room at the Painswick Centre
2013 Exhibitions, Open Studio and Craft Markets –
Christmas Craft Markets in Stroud, Painswick and Dursley
Monday 29th July till Sunday 4th August at The Painswick Centre, Cotswold Room. Bisley Street, Painswick
Exhibiting Stoneware textural Bowls & Mirror frame, at The Old Passage Inn, Arlingham “Wood and Water”
Sit13 Open Studio May 2012
2012 Exhibitions & Open Studio