Graduate from Bath Spa School of Art and Design, sculptor Victoria Ashdown creates small sculptures using a range of materials including coloured acrylic, wire, porcelain and concrete which playfully explores how resistant materials fits round organic form.
The main influence that feeds her creative practice is her own phenomenological response to new places and the geography that creates them, time spent traveling in Africa has greatly influenced her works from the vibrant colours to the bold use of line. Ashdown uses a range of material to capture the way land is shaped through geographical phenomena and how the manmade fits around it.
Using the ceramic process of extruding Ashdown lets gravity determine the shape of the porcelain. Then uses laser cut plastic and wood to fit into the negative spaces created by the porcelain. These processes combine analogy and digital technology.
Ashdown has exhibited work in Bath and in London currently working in Cambridge UK.