Patricia Volk FRBS

As a sculptor I love working with the directness of clay, using all the techniques, coiling and slab building, making one-off pieces, which are fired then finished with acrylic paint. Classical sculpture was always highly coloured but we have this erroneous idea that they were all white and sterile looking.

Having said that, my obsession is catching a very simple form or line, primarily, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes I use juxtapositions of two forms that I hope suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings. But also other opposites, such as rest and activity, that I hope give my work a lively presence and a sense of each one having an individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.

Source (Grey)
Source (Grey)

Stoneware Unique 73x30x20cm £2,000

Nurture, 2011
Nurture, 2011

Stoneware Unique 51x45x33cm £1,400

Beacon
Beacon

Stoneware Unique 93x23x23cm £1,900

Rattle
Rattle

Stoneware Unique 93x36x36cm £2,750

Emerge 2,
Emerge 2,

Stoneware Unique 61x61x44cm £2,500

Beat
Beat

Stoneware Unique 83x33x33cm £2,000

Upward
Upward

Stoneware Unique 93x20x20cm £2,000

Eternal,
Eternal,

Stoneware Unique 69x30x30cm £1,900

Mater (2)
Mater (2)

Ceramic Unique 72x54x27cm £2000

Individual (5)
Individual (5)

Ceramic Unique 8 Pieces 400x60x60 POA

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