This artist is an Island girl, she has lived on the IOM since
the age of 7, coming over on the ferry in a force 9 gale. Cold, wet and stung by salt she was stunned and captivated by the power of the sea. Vici’s life became bound by the rhythms and weather of living on this small windswept Island. All her work reflects the elemental nature of this life.
Vici’s ceramic art is influenced by the weatherworn surfaces of the Manx coast and landscape, and then wrapped with papier-mâché skins. The skins are inspired by her childhood memory of lovingly unwrapping jewel like Xmas decorations protected by ageing newspaper folds. She uses porcelain, which is press moulded into casts. These repeatedly worked surfaces of clay are under constant revision, referencing the endless remaking of the shoreline. They are then sanded, oxides applied and hand painted with underglaze, glazes and gold lustre.