I'm especially drawn to soft, organic shapes, colors and brushwork. From functional bowls, plates and canisters to art objects combining ceramic forms with found natural materials, the form, surfaces and design possibilities in clay are endless! Rather than limit myself to one area or style, I like to remain open and go wherever the clay, findings in nature, and my hands take me, 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 organically emerge out of the slab. I’d love to create a clay garden portrait of your garden for you!
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’ve developed a methodical, step-by-step approach to wheel throwing with clear, simple techniques that can help almost anyone learn to throw and improve their skills. I especially enjoy guiding more advanced 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