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Victoria Lovell
Sussex, UK
A sculptor/potter who dabbles in silver jewellery making & textiles
Interests: Hares, rabbits, museums, clay, labradors, giraffes, elephants, hippos, gorillas, gardening, baking, anything Italian, bookstores, yoga, yarn shops, impressionist paintings, icons, medieval church paintings, perennials, libraries, other creative people, books, fabric shops, travelling, ancient woodlands, egyptology, mysteries, textiles and really good art & craft suppliers.
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My clay work doesn’t just involve clay, sometimes it involves wielding a drill, which involves understanding when a masonry drill bit is necessary and when an ordinary one would do. Assembling and creating sculpture means that I get distracted and fascinated by metal rods in hardwares stores, when my friends... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at In the Studio
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Here's a few snapshots of what I have been up to in the studio lately .. 1. Black mama bear. 2.The colour I have painted the walls. 3. Had a serious tidy. 4. Gold leaf on the Wolf's eyes. 5. Back to making. 6. Gold leaf on the Hare's eyes.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at In the Studio
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Sometimes ideas come from just the need to fit into a theme of an exhibition. “Enchanted Forest” is the name of the next exhibition at the gallery and I wasn’t going to make anything special for it, but in pondering the title images started to pop into my head....and here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at In the Studio
As well as making, I teach. This is a very rewarding experience for me and can’t imagine my creative practice without it. A lot of artists teach, sometimes it is the only way to get by when things are slow, but often times it is because we get a real... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2012 at In the Studio
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As some of you may or may not know I help to run “The Green Tree Gallery " at Borde Hill Gardens (www.greentreegallery.co.uk). We are currently running our Summer Exhibition, “Gone to the Dogs”. To prepare for the exhibition yours truly has been conjuring up canines in my studio. What... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2012 at In the Studio
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I promised to show some new work and so here they are. They are small hens roosting, with some lovely glazes.. They are colourful, cheeky, and a sweet little handful. More to follow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at In the Studio
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I have a lot of exhibitions this year, as I stated in an earlier post, and to prepare I have been making, making, making. So at the moment, my store room looks rather impressive, if I do say so myself. However, I do feel like I am raising an army...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at In the Studio
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It is the start of Chinese New Year and apparently it is the year of the Dragon. Which is interesting because I just happen to have one in the studio... The reason why is that my Dad requested I make one ages ago. I did comply with his request fairly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at In the Studio
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In January, I usually just poodle about and give the studio, me and the clay a bit of a rest. The weather also dictates this action, as the damp and freezing temperatures turn clay work into a form of torture. However, this year I have a very full exhibition schedule,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2012 at In the Studio
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Thank you so very much. I just wanted to say a big thank you to all my customers, galleries, and supporters in all their forms. It has been a fantastic year and looking back over my year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Needless to say, It has been a busy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at In the Studio
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Getting ready for a show/exhibition is very demanding. There is a huge amount of preparation and not just the making. Labeling work, sending out invites, negotiating exhibition space, packing and displaying and then the task most artists find terribly difficult, pricing the work. It is something few artists do well.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at In the Studio
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A few days ago I heard the awful news that the baby gorilla (the subject of my previous post) at the London Zoo was killed by the newly introduced adult male. This was a horrible tragedy, which according to the experts could have been prevented. London Zoo has said that... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at In the Studio
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A recent and much anticipated trip to The London Zoo provided a positive boon of inspiration. As much of my work is animal inspired, I had to refrain from pushing the poor little kiddies out of my way for better views. I was very well behaved. I did, however, in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at In the Studio
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Spring is Here! Thank goodness. The blossom has been so lovely, and rewarding after such a long a dreary winter. Maybe because of this long cold winter I am later than usual in getting back to the studio. However, I have been creating, just not necessarily in clay, but with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at In the Studio
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This week I have been preparing for my annual Christmas Exhibition at The Cow Shed Studios in Steyning. So things have been a little fraught and time has been a precious commodity to be used sparingly and with purpose. Now I am all set up and ready to go, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at In the Studio
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I like little dishes, they have 101 uses and can be indulgent little splashes or puddles of colour. I made these bird dishes last year, but not with so much texture. I recently treated myself to some new texture tools and thought I would experiment. As I stated in an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at In the Studio
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I admit it, I am enchanted by this little piglet. I have always resisted making pigs, they are not a shape that comes easily to my hands. And I was slightly daunted by the size of pigs. But having decided that piglets would be more portable, I gave it a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at In the Studio
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I don't often make functional ware. I find it very boring creating matching sets and to be quite honest I don't make traditional functional ware very well. But occasionally, I do my own interpretation of functionality. These are little heart bowls, make of heavily grogged black clay and colourfully glazed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at In the Studio
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I just had to share this picture. I did some rearranging in the studio yesterday as workable surface space is at a minimum, and when I put my latest sculptures on the floor, it really made me smile. It looks like the farm has invaded my studio. The hens and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at In the Studio
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I thought the blog needed a bit of colour. Photos of unfired clay are a bit bland, so I thought I would share photos of my recent textile adventures. I say adventure, because unlike my ability with clay, I am not a confident knitter or seamtress (It took me years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at In the Studio
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There are many satisfying moments as an artist and some are more subtle than others. Last week, I had a particularly productive week, my shelves are full, hens, baby hares, little heart bowls, three plaques and on my benches resides my herd of giraffes. To look at all that was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at In the Studio
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At the moment I am in the middle of making giraffe busts, four of them to be precise. So I thought I would share the process with you. I adore giraffes, I love their shape, the way they move, their colouring. This is very important because if you are sculpting... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at In the Studio
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My blog has a new look and new features. I hope with the upgrade I will be able to update my blog more than once a year!! I am very excited about the upgrade though, as my other blog was very basic and did not allow me much flexibility with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at In the Studio
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