Local and Familiar: Saturday 7th May - Thursday 30th June 2022

Virginia Graham

Artist Statement "My ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery ranging from teapots and cups to jewellery, as well as one-off larger pieces incorporating precious stones, metal and found objects. I use a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques to create pieces in my signature style. Their surface decoration includes slip painting, enamel transfer printing and metallic lustres, making reference to historical wares"

Virginia graduated with a First Class Degree in Ceramics from The University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2000, she made a career making, exhibiting, and selling ceramics with many pots finding their way into public and private collections across the world and featuring in books and magazines from CRAFTS to Vogue and Country Living.

She first worked with clay at school, at the age of 10. She spent a Foundation year at Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Wales for her Degree in Ceramics. She then worked at Firework Clay Studios, Cardiff,  a cooperative studio complex for ceramic artists, which she helped to run for a number of years.

In 2014 she relocated to Wiltshire and now work in her studio on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, close to the Georgian city of Bath.

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