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San Diego, California
Spanish Village Art Center
Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101
Vicky began working with clay about twenty-five years ago. While living in Naples, Italy from 1983 through 1987, she had the opportunity of studying at the Instituto della Porcellana e della Ceramica located on the grounds of the Capodimonte Palace. From the Italian masters of the institute, she learned techniques, which included making many types of flowers and leaves in the Capodimonte style, a tradition that dates back to the early 1700’s. This experience in Italy marked the first step in the process of her search for a clear direction in ceramic work.
Upon returning to the United States, Vicky worked with many techniques to enhance and combine with the ceramic processes she learned in Italy. Vicky studied throwing on the potter’s wheel from an accomplished San Diego potter. Creating bowls and other forms became a necessary step in the development of her personal style.
Vicky maintains an interest in architecture including the extraordinary style of Antonio Gaudí. She is fascinated with texture, which is also seen in Gaudí’s work. The abstract and intricate forms are ones she has incorporated into her work of a hand built-slab technique. To these forms she applies various patterns and textures and create free form, architectural objects. Specifically these forms become vessels, baskets, wall and table vases.
All of Vicky’s work is created in a studio at her home and in Studio 16B at the Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park. She is a member and board member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist’s Guild, a member and board member of the Allied Artists Association of San Diego, member of Spanish Village Art Center, and Clay Artists of San Diego.
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