ceramics

VICKI SUTHERLAND

Vicki obtained a Higher Diploma in Fine Arts from Bray Institute of Further Education in 2011. She has exhibited with the Royal Hibernian Academy 2015, RDS National Craft Awards (2016, 2015, 2014), Mill Cove Irish Ceramic Awards Exhibition (2016, 2015), 'Decadence' and 'Shibui' at the NAG Gallery (2016, 2015). Signal Arts Centre (2015, 2012), Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin (2016, 2014), and in several Ceramics Ireland juried exhibitions.  A committee member of Ceramics Ireland for nine years, as Secretary and Advertising Co-ordinator, Vicki is also a registered Craftsperson with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and the Design Directory Ireland.

 

Vicki works primarily in porcelain, and regularly uses the naked raku firing method to achieve a marble-like finish to her unglazed scultptures. Vicki is interested in memory and forensic, identifying traces left behind in nature. Her current work is inspired by beachcombing years ago with her father, collecting fern fossils - plants encased in volcanic ash during the Jurassic era and gradually turned into stone.

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