Patricia Volk was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been creating distinctive ceramic sculpture for over twenty years from her studio in Wiltshire. She studied three dimensional design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy, also appearing in the collections of Lord Carrington, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. She was Regional Winner of the ING “Discerning Eye” prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency. One of her pieces was also selected as a Southern Arts prize.  Two of her pieces have recently been purchased by Swindon Museum & Art Gallery.

She is a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

'My obsession as an artist is catching a very simple form or line, then enhancing it with colour. Sometimes these are juxtapositions that I hope suggest contradictions of strength and fragility, stability and precariousness – like the relationships between human beings. But also of rest and activity, grace and motion, that give an object a lively presence and a sense of individual character. But really all this is open to the eye of the beholder. I never want to be too prescriptive, and in saying this much I’ve probably said too much.'

Website: www.patriciavolk.co.uk

Location: Somerset

Profession: Sculptor