Violante Lodolo-D’Oria

E:  violantelodolodoria@gmail.com
W: www.violantelodolodoria.com
Instagram: @violantelodolodoriaceramics

I create one-off sculptural ceramics inspired by the great Italian baroque architecture. The prominent features of my vessels are the concave-convex spatial effects, the rhythmic distribution of mass and space, the richness in surface decoration and colour alongside an overall complexity of texture.

My glazing process is intricately linked to my formation as a painter and the fascination I have with colour. I use a combination of three or more glazes, matte and shiny, that are poured in succession to obtain variety in surface texture and subtle intricacy of colours. Each piece is hand built using white stoneware clay and fired in oxidation at 1260°.

Qualifications
1997-1999 Bachelor of Fine Arts, First Class Honours
Major in Painting, Minor in Ceramics, Pratt Institute, New York

Recent Exhibitions/Events
2019 Focus/19, Miles X Bookshop, London
2019 Art in Clay, Hatfield
2019 London Design Week, Miles X Bookshop, London
2019 Focus/18, Miles X Bookshop, London
2018 Life On Mars, MADEINBRITALY Art Gallery, London
2018 When Decoration Becomes Form, MADEINBRITALY Art Gallery, London
2018 London Design Week, MILES X Bookshop, London
2017 Focus/17, MILES X Bookshop, London
2017 Cassina Salone del Mobile, Milan
2017 Made, Morley Gallery, London
2017 Top Drawer – Craft, London
2016 Luxury Made, London, for Saffron Interior Arts
2016 Decorex International, London, for Saffron Interior Arts
2016 Top Drawer – Craft, London
2015 Handmade at Kew, London
2014 Handmade at Kew, London
2013 Made, Morley Gallery, London
2012 The Italian Embassy, London
2011 Made, Morley Gallery, London

Awards
2016 Arts & Crafts Design Award’s Nominee
2015 Arts & Crafts Design Award’s Nominee

Publications
2019 Meet the Maker, London Potters Newsletter
2016-2017 Who’s Who in Visual Art. 100 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers

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