Victoria Shaw

V. Shaw Studio Design

"I love the heat, the hypnotic hum of a firing kiln."

For Shaw, this hum is like a mantra. Keeping art and spirituality closely linked. Inspiration coming from the still, small voice within.

Shaw's totems are built from a combination of clay techniques. Some parts are slab-built, others are coiled, wheel-thrown, extruded, altered. The clay surfaces are combed, airbrushed, dipped in glaze, and then high-fired. The forms are then stacked together to form a totem.

Shaw is a native of the Pacific Northwest who derives inspiration from natural and organic forms. Creating art that will speak about our connection with the earth, fitting into home interiors, landscapes, and gardens: "I can't separate my art from my spirituality. I think of us being here on earth to learn different lessons and grow."