Virginia's ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery, transforming the ordinary past by drawing on a wide range of domestic traditions.

Her handmade pieces range from teapots and cups to jewellery, as well as one-off larger pieces that incorporate precious stones, metal and found objects.Virginia uses a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques to create pieces in her signature style. Their surface decoration includes slip painting, enamel transfer printing and metallic lustre's, making reference to historical wares including the familiar blue and white stripes of Cornish Ware as well as industrial plumbing and Victorian fabrics. The resulting pieces are eclectic and precious with a playful humour yet at the same time are ordinary and familiar reminding us of that bygone era when afternoon tea was a serious business!



Having set up her studio practice in 2000, Virginia worked for many years from Fireworks Clay Studios in Cardiff; a self managed ceramic artists cooperative. At the end of 2014 she moved with her family to the small Wiltshire town of Corsham where she now works from her studio at the bottom of the garden. Her work is sold through small craft shops and galleries around the UK and she regularly attends crafts fairs.

If you'd like to buy a piece you can contact Virginia directly, shop online at madebyhandonline.com, or check the stockists and diary pages for shops and galleries in your area.

 

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