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.
View my work below. Feel free to contact me if you would like to purchase a piece or commission a sculpture.
True Friendship (SOLD)
"Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent as
a guide from beyond" Rumi
Sisters Whispering Love (SOLD)
"I will whisper secrets in your ear, just nod yes and be silent" Rumi
Treasure your Magnificence
Your magnificence has made me wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love"
"Attachment in love is a grasping and clinging. Holding tight on another is like trying to grasp the water rather than allowing the water to flow like love. Love is holding gently, nurturing letting love flow " Buddhist monk
"Pure love is when you love another with flowing freedom like water flowing through your hands. Love is l love you therefore l want you to be happy"
You are open
"True openness is a ray that springs from the sacred soul and illuminates your heart, just like the sweet innocent smell that springs from a flower" Rumi
Spirit dragonfly protects
"When a dragonfly appears in your sight its a visit from the universe, protecting and caring for you"
"Its your road, and yours alone, others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you"Rumi
From deep within my heart, l always catch the scent of my beloved. how can l help but follow that fragrance" Rumi
Releasing Old Beliefs
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love"
"Put your thoughts to sleep,do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart.Let go of thinking.'" Rumi
"We are born of love. Love is our mother" Rumi
"Love never loses its way home"
"If light is in your heat you will never lose your way home " Rumi
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it"Rumi
I surrender (SOLD)
"There comes a time when nothing is meaningful except surrendering to love" Rumi
We found each other within our hearts within our souls
"So bright the flames burned in our hearts, that we found each other in the dark" Rumi
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Rising up to Love
"One of these days at dawn you will rise within like the sun"
Feel free to contact me if you would like to purchase a piece or commission a sculpture.