Vicky Yates Ceramics

I hand build wildlife sculptures from stoneware clay which is then finished with oxides, underglazes and sometimes lustre and gold leaf. Each piece I make is individually made and unique.

My inspiration comes from animals and birds around me in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside where I live. I am particularly fascinated by hares. I have worked in Tanzania so some of my pieces have an African theme with sculptures of animals I have seen on safaris and recent work has included some African figures.

Vicky working in the garden during Lockdown