Artist 1 of 2 for August -
The clay works of Vikki Stockton highlight that ceramics expresses tactility, beauty and subjectivity. There is a sense that anything can be made from clay. The clay is sculpted, draped, carved, thrown, molded, or piped to create a wide range of effects and surfaces, from fleshy folds to prickly plant like forms. While her works are vessel forms, there seems to be no limit for interpretation that gives room and shape to the urgency of her imagination. She can be counted among the strong artists today who are shifting the perception of ceramics, ensuring that whether taking the shape of a functional vessel or an explosive sculpture, the art form receives its due respect and recognition.
Vikki is relatively new on the art scene. So there is not a lot of backstory in the media regarding her work. However, I CAN NOT WAIT until we all gather to examine and discuss this exhibit. How would you all feel about audio taping our discussion?