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Victoria Claire Dawes

Victoria Claire Dawes

Victoria emigrated between England and New Zealand at an early age, choosing to travel and study in the Upper Midwest of America. She feels connected to earthenware – the most abundant clay on the Earth’s surface – as a material affected and formed by the places it has passed through. Through its formation process, the clay travels through glaciers, rivers and streams – breaking down and picking up oxides and detritus that provide its rich colour and low firing properties.

“Using the potter’s wheel and slow repetitive mark-making processes, my practice is a meditation on the past as I make tableware inspired by memories of my home. Drawn from a romanticised nostalgia for people, places and traditions, I bring together snippets of banister spindles, soft drapery, embroidery and loose pyjamas to decorate pieces to be used and shared around today’s tables. Built from memories of the past at the beginning of new traditions, my cups and plates find life on and off well-loved side... [more]

Victoria Claire Dawes Audra Jugs

Victoria Claire Dawes

Audra Jugs

Ceramics

Victoria Claire Dawes Audra Juice Cups

Victoria Claire Dawes

Audra Juice Cups

Ceramics

Victoria Claire Dawes Audra Pasta and Soup Bowls

Victoria Claire Dawes

Audra Pasta and Soup Bowls

Ceramics

Victoria Claire Dawes Audra Serving Bowl - Red

Victoria Claire Dawes

Audra Serving Bowl - Red

Ceramics

Victoria Claire Dawes Medium Teresa Jars - Duck Egg Blue

Victoria Claire Dawes

Medium Teresa Jars - Duck Egg Blue

Ceramics

Victoria Claire Dawes Teresa Plate - Duck Egg Blue

Victoria Claire Dawes

Teresa Plate - Duck Egg Blue

Ceramics

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