Approved: 16.01.2007

Patricia Volk

Artist, Maker

Archived
Approved: 16.01.2007

I believe the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour create wonderful contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness. Their tentative proximities, frictions and “rubbing against each other” reflect, for me, the relationships between human beings. The awkward but beautiful partnership between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust—creating sometimes a balanced structure,

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  • Location: Bradford on Avon, South West
  • Activities: Public art, Exhibitions programme, Commissioning, Collecting
  • Categories: Ceramics, Sculpture
 

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    Biography

    I believe the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour create wonderful contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness. Their tentative proximities, frictions and “rubbing against each other” reflect, for me, the relationships between human beings. The awkward but beautiful partnership between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust—creating sometimes a balanced structure, and at other times one that seems as if it might topple, but keeps standing. Just as relationships between people, in life.

    CV & Education

    Associate member, Royal British Society of Sculptors (ARBS)

     

    Solo Exhibitions:  Hannah Peschar Gallery,Surrey

                                     New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives

                                     Beaux Arts, Bath

                                     Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

                                     The Open Eye Gallery                                                                           

                                     West Wharf Gallery, Cardiff

    Solo Exhibition           

                    2014       The Art Room, Topsham, Devon                                            

    Selected Exhibitions:  

                    2014        Affordable Art Fair Brussels & Battersea (Sheridan Russell Gallery)

                                    Beukenhof Pheonix

                                    The Garden Gallery, Hampshire

                                    The Bevere Gallery, Worcester

                                    Doddington Hal & Gardens, Lincoln

                                    Hannah Peschar Gallery, Surrey

     

                    2013        The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’

                                    Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth                 

                                    Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames

                                    Beukenholf-Phoenix Galleries, Belgium       

                                    Hannah Peschar Gallery,Surrey

                                    Art London Wolsely Fine Art

                                    Affordable Art Show (Sheriden Russell Gallery)

                                    Ceramic Art London 2013                                                                

                                    Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air                                          

                                    Sculpt Gallery, Essex

                                    William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard

                                                                                                   

                    2012        Beukenholf-Phoenix Galleries                                                     

                                    Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist)

                                    Affordable Art Show (Sheridan Russell Gallery)

                                    Sculptural at Combe Trenchard

                                    Doddington Hall, Leicester

                   

                    2011        Ceramic Art London

                                    Beukenhof-Phoenix Galleries, Belqium

                                    Quenington Sculpture Trust, Fresh Air 2011

                                    Shirley Crowthers Fine Art

                   

                    2010        RWA Open

                                    View Art Gallery, Bristol

                                    New Brewery Arts, Circencester

                                    Hannah Peschar Sculpture Gallery

                                    Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise

                                    The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

                                    The Garden Gallery, Hampshire

                                    The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire

     

                    2009        View Art Gallery, Bristol

                                    Quenington Sculpture Trust, Fresh Air 2009

                                    Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire

                                    Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames

                                    One Two Five Gallery, Bath

                                    RWA Open

     

                    2008        Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise

                                    18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors,  London

                                    Art in the Garden 08, at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

                                    The Garden Gallery, Hampshire

                                    The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester

                                    The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

                                    RWA Open

                                    New Brewery Arts, Circencester

                                                   

                    1989-2007           

                                    ING Discerning Eye (Specially Selected Artist)

                                    RWA Open   

                                    CPA at 50, Worcester

                                    ArtsParks, Guernsey

                                    Chichester Festivities, Sculpture in Paradise

                                    Black Swan Arts: 'ReForm'

                                    Sheridan Russell Gallery, London

                                    Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London

                                    Bohun Gallery, Henley-on Thames

                                    Brownston Gallery, Devon

                                    One Two Five Gallery, Bath              

                                    Twenty Twenty Gallery, Shropshire

                                    Ale and Porter, Bradford on Avon

                                    The Garden Gallery, Hampshire

                                    J. Scott Gallery, New York, USA

                                    Abbey House Garden (ArtOutside)

                                    Hannah Peschar Sculpture

                                    The Scottish Gallery                           

                                    Wolseley Fine Art, London

                                    Broadway Modern, Broadway         

                                    Site of Special Artistic Interest (ArtSway Art Centre, Sway)

                                    Sculpture for the Garden: (Wolseley               

                                    Fine Art/The Gallery, Cork Street/ Glyn Vivian Art Centre,

                                    7 Young Sculptors: Beaux Arts, Bath              

                                    Arts of Fame & Promise:Beaux Arts,Bath                                                                                                                                                                 

                                    Corpus: (Black Swan Guild, Frome)

                                   Ceramic Contemporaries: V&A

                                    Oxfordshire County Museum

                                    Splinter Gallery, London

                                    Houldsworth Fine Art, London         

                                    ICA, London

                                    Leigh Gallery, London

    Prizes:

     ING "Discerning Eye" Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London - Regional Winner - 2007

    BANA (Bath Area Network for Artists) - voted favourite piece by Mauger Gallery - 2007

    Shortlsted for the 'Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency'  by the Royal British Society of Sculptors – 2012

     

    Collections:

     Lord Carrington                    Sir John Mortimer          Damon de Laszlo                

    Simon Relph CBE                 Lady Osborne                Priory Hotel, Bath          

    British Consul, Ivory Coast     Anthony Horowitz           Robert Race                               

    Mary Portas

                                                     

    Work featured in:

    Contemporary Ceramics ­ International Perspective by Emmanuel Cooper (Thames & Hudson)

    Ceramics for Garden and Landscapes ed. Karin Hessenberg (A&C Black, London, 2000).

    Creative Ideas for Small Gardens by Anthony Paul (HarperCollins);

    Classic Garden Features by David Stuart (Conran Octopus);

    The Garden Sanctuary by Keith Mitchell (Hamlyn);

    The Sculptor's Bible by John Plowman (KP Books);

    The Sculpting Techniques Bible ed. Claire Waite Brown (Chartswell Books Inc).

    Ceramic Design Course by Anthony Quinn (Barron's).  

    Commissions:

    The Water Deities   (1997)ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire (garden designer: Cleve West)

    Audience and Muse(1998)  rewhouse Art Centre, Taunton

    Work selected as Southern Arts Prize by Beckett biographer James Knowlson (winner of Southern Arts Literary Award 1999, for his book, Damned to Fame: A Life of Samuel Beckett.)