Patricia Volk FRBS

Painted Fired Clay

Patricia Volk was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been creating distinctive ceramic sculptures 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. She is a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors.

Patricia has been creating distinctive ceramic sculpture for over twenty years. Her work follows the transition between her symbolic and semi-abstract heads, and her current work where the figurative element has been devolved to pure form and colour.


Artist’s Statement

I believe the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour create wonderful contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness. Their tentative proximities, frictions and “rubbing against each other” reflect, for me, the relationships between human beings. The awkward but beautiful partnership between the strong and the weak, the delicate and the robust—creating sometimes a balanced structure, and at other times one that seems as if it might topple, but keeps standing. Just as relationships between people, in life.


Patricia Volk    Beat    H30W22D10cm    £250


Patricia Volk    Emerge    H67W44D44cm    suitable for outdoors    £2500



Patricia Volk    Source    H69W33D25cm    suitable for outdoors    £2000


Patricia Volk    Beacon    H90W23D23cm    £1900


Patricia Volk    Claim    H72W59D20cm    £2500


Patricia Volk    Secret    H70W28D28cm    £1900


Patricia Volk in her studio


Patricia Volk exhibition