Patricia Volk uses the techniques of coiling and slab building to make ceramic sculptures which are fired and then finished with brightly coloured acrylic paint. The juxtapositions of her striking sculptural forms suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness, giving them each an individual character and reflecting the oddity of relationships between human beings.
CV Patricia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Sculptors and an RWA Academician. EDUCATION: 1985-87 Foundation Course & Three Dimensional Design at Middlesex Polytechnic, and then graduated with a BA in Ceramics from the Bath Spa University; 2019 Commissioned to create a new on-screen ident for ITV as part of the prestigious ‘ITV Creates’ project. ‘Sculpture in the City’ sponsored by Brookfield Properties, 99 Bishopsgate, London; 2017 Guest speaker at the Ceramic Artist Association of Israel symposium at Tel Hai. Lecturing in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum and at the Bet Benyamini Centre in Tel Aviv; SOLO EXHIBITIONS: Arundel Contemporary, Arundel (2019&2017); Kobi & Teal, Frome (2018); Oink Gallery, Swindon (2018); Chapel Arts (click here to see a book of the exhibition) (2017) Cheltenham; William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard (2015); Chapel Lane Gallery, Tunbridge Wells (2015); The Art Room, Topsham, Devon (2014); New Craftsman Gallery, St. Ives; Beaux Arts, Bath; Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames; The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2019 Royal West of England Academy, shortlisted Academician Candidates Show, RWA Sculpture Open Exhibition, Blackwater Gallery, Cardiff, Creative Wiltshire, A Celebration of Art, Salisbury Museum, Sheridan Russell Gallery, Various Art Fairs, London, Beukenhof Pheonix, Belgium; 2018 RWA Open, Bristol (2018, 2016, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007), Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Hampstead & Battersea , VJB Arts in the Atrium of 10 Gresham Street, London, Kobi & Teal, Frome, Somerset "Objective:Subjective" (Solo), Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire, ‘Art in the Garden’ organised by The Friends of the Garden, Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex, Oink Gallery, Swindon, Wiltshire 'JUXTAPOSITIONS OF TWO FORMS' (Solo); 2008 -2017 Cavaliero Finn, Dulwich & Somerset & Royal Society of Sculptors, London, The London Group Open, The Cello Factory, London, Arundel Contemporary, Arundel, Sussex, ‘From Where I’m Standing’, Swindon Museum &Art Gallery, ‘Discerning Eye Winners’ Exhibition, Temple Church, London, Doddington Hall & Gardens, Lincoln (2012 & 2016), Tarpey Gallery, Derby, Lemon Street Gallery, Withiel, Truro (2014 & 2016), William Benington Gallery Sculptural at Coombe Trenchard (2012, 2013 & 2015), The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: ‘Gravity’ (Special Exhibition), Denise Yapp Contemporary Art, Monmouth, Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames (Regular exhibitor), Ceramic Art London (2013 & 2011), Quenington Sculpture Trust Fresh Air (2017, 2013, 2011 & 2009), Sculpt Gallery, Essex, Rococo Gardens, Painswick (Commissioned Artist), Shirley Crowther Fine Art, View Art Gallery, Bristol, Chichester Cathedral, Sculpture in Paradise (2008 & 2006), The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, N.Yorkshire, 18@108 Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, The Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff, ING Discerning Eye* (*Specially Selected Artist), Eye to Eye, Cork Street, London, The Scottish Gallery; Prizes: ING "Discerning Eye" Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London - Regional Winner-2007, Shortlisted for the 'Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency' by the Royal British Society of Sculptors; Collections: Lord Carrington, Sir John Mortimer, Damon de Laszlo, Simon Relph CBE, Lady Osborne, Robert Race, Priory Hotel, Bath, British Consul, Ivory Coast, Anthony Horowitz, Mary Portas, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.