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Trinity and the green rain

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 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. 

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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