My work is influenced by the quiet beauty of the natural world and expressive movement: organic, lyrical shapes; calm, soothing colors; and free-form brushwork. From functional bowls, plates and canisters to art objects that combine found natural materials with altered ceramic forms, I try to remain open and have a give-and-take conversation, allowing the clay and findings in nature to guide me in exploring new areas of expression.
I also enjoy creating custom clay garden portraits, bas reliefs, and semi-three-dimensional forms so the subject begins to emerge out of the slab. I’d love to make a unique piece for you that incorporates a small treasure you’ve found or create a clay garden portrait of your garden or from a photo of a favorite vacation landscape!
I studied ceramics at Betsalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem and earned my MFA from Antioch University. I’ve exhibited my work internationally and was awarded a Fellowship by the NJ State Council on the Arts. After a career move into furniture design, I’m now back in the studio working in clay and teaching ceramics as well as batik. I especially enjoy guiding students in exploring their individual artistic expression and finding their own signature style, melding form and decoration so they work harmoniously together. Please reach out!
Vicki Lederman, Summit, NJ