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Trinity and the green rain


 2023 Finalist for 9th Annual Hibiscus and Bay      Art Award Auckland

2023 Finalist for Franklin Arts Prize

 Finalist for the
"Richard Nelson Award"
Wellington 2022
Finalist for the
Selected for the
"Top of the South Ceramist"
The Suter Nelson 2022

Finalist for the
"Small Sculpture Award"
Waiheke Island 2021
Finalist for the
"Richard T Nelson Award"
Wellington 2021
Finalist for the
"Lysaght Watt Trust Award"
Hawera 2021
Finalist for 
"Diamond Jubilee 60th National" Exhibition 2021
Finalist for
Kumeu Arts Awards 2021

Vicki Charles is a ceramic sculptor who is originally from Melbourne, Australia has become a New Zealand citizen and works from her beautiful home in The Wood, Nelson, New Zealand - which includes a fully equipped studio. Vicki sells her work through galleries, nationally and internationally-Australia.

She studied art at RMIT Melbourne and also under the tutorage of Klaus Dusselberg for many years who shaped her love for the human figure working in clay.

For Vicki, sculpting is about connecting our modern human experience with the wisdom of ancient civilisations and the mythological stories of our ancestors.

With each moulding of the clay, Vicki explores powerful themes that are both deeply personal and profoundly universal; of ancient mythology, Goddesses (Divine Feminine) and symbols that weave together stories that help us to navigate this changing earth and existence.

“Through my art I explore seeds of truth that are common between timeless civilisations seemingly spread far and wide across time and space."

Vicki is also a skilled tutor and loves sharing her wealth of knowledge with others. She enjoys watching them learn technical skills and then seeing their creativity come to life in something formed by their own hands. 

ceramic vicki charles sculptor nelson

About Vicki Charles

Growing up in Melbourne Vicki was immersed in culture and art from a young age which fueled her intrinsic creative nature. After leaving school she traveled around Australia and the world, including Europe, which was where she first really discovered art in all it’s glory and was inspired to pursue a creative profession. 

In 2015 a life-changing personal event became the catalyst for Vicki finally finding her sculpture style and what she wanted to say in her works. Her direction in life shifted and so did she, to Nelson to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist.

FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @VickiCharlesSculptor

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