Violante Lodolo-D’Oria


I create one-off hand built sculptural forms in white smooth stoneware clay, reminiscent of the organic forms found in nature. Each vessel is manipulated and distorted, pushing the plasticity of the clay to its very extreme. 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. The richer exterior is balanced with a plainer interior or vice versa. Glazed pieces are fired in oxidation at 1260°.

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

Recent Exhibitions/Events
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

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

2016-2017    Who’s Who in Visual Art. 100 Artisans, Craftspeople & Designers


Violante Lodolo-D’Oria
Violante Lodolo-D’Oria
Violante Lodolo-D’Oria
Violante Lodolo-D’Oria
Violante Lodolo-D’Oria
Violante Lodolo-D’Oria