Designer: Victoria Bentham Ceramics
My Pieces are made to bring a little bit of life and colour to the homes in which they end up. The bright colours, pattern and illustration in my pieces are inspired by everything from old tiles and architecture to the Irish countryside and coast. I use a mix of black and white clay in my work to give texture and depth to the pieces.
About Victoria Bentham Ceramics
I have always grown up around ceramics, brought up in my parents tile shop I was surrounded by the most beautiful coloured and patterned ceramics. I got a job in my local pottery at 14 where I was able to learn more about the process of creating and firing ceramics. I went on to study Ceramics at the Art College in Belfast where I gained a first class Honours in Fine and Applied Arts specialising in Ceramics. I now make decorative ceramics for shops, exhibitions and galleries as well as a selection of functional ware.
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My work is made using a variety of methods. Some of my pieces are hand built using a textured black clay or white stoneware while others are thrown or coiled. My pieces are patterned using old wood blocks and hand painted illustration as well as an ever changing and developing selection of processes. They are then glazed with a mixture of crystalline, bright colours and cascade glazes to give each one a unique style and character.