Vicki Charles Sculptor & Tutor

Vicki Charles is a talented ceramic sculptor originally from Melbourne, Australia but now settled in her beautiful home in The Wood, Nelson, New Zealand - which includes a small gallery and a fully equipped studio.

“My challenge with my sculpture is turn that lump of mud into the light, aliveness, 
peace and stillness reflected in the eyes of myself and the people l meet on my path of life”

Vicki explores her emotional connectedness to humanity in her sculpture. Finding inspiration through the words of philosophers and spiritual teachers like Rumi, who speak of love and compassion; as well as from inner journeys, 
symbolism and dreams. Each unique piece is sculpted by hand and moulded to shape delicately and skillfully at 
Vicki’s studio using ceramic clay. The stylized figures are then glazed in a high white gloss to symbolise the 
preciousness of human life and the lantern used throughout her works represents light and love.

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. 

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.

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Thank you for your interest! If you would like to organise a commission or purchase of one of my sculptures, please get in touch via here. I look forward to hearing from you.


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When you do things 
from your soul, 
you feel a river 
moving in you, 
a joy.

- Rumi

+64 0204 117 8511
 Nelson, NZ

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