Patricia Volk was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and has been creating distinctive ceramic sculpture for over twenty years from her studio in Wiltshire. Her work focuses on the juxtapositions of pure shape and colour to create contradictions of power and fragility, stability and precariousness - an allegory as she sees it, for the tensions and frictions of human relationships, which at times results in balance, and at other times seems on the point of toppling but somehow remains standing. Patricia Volk studied 3D design at Middlesex University and ceramics at Bath Spa University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Chichester Cathedral and the Royal West of England Academy, also appearing in the collections of Lord Carrington, the British Consul (Ivory Coast) and Mary Portas. Patricia was Regional Winner of the ING Discerning Eye prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Brian Mercer Bronze Casting Residency. One of her pieces was al so selected as a Southern Arts prize. She is an Associate member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors (ARBS) and a professional member of the Craft Potters Association.
Previously very well known for her iconic heads, she recently has made a complete departure into abstract forms.