South African born, with Australian and British heritage, Victoria grew up in Kwa Zulu Natal.

She currently lives in the Northern Rivers of NSW Australia, after living and traveling, Africa, Europe, 

Australia and Asia.

Her engagement with local African culture during her childhood influences her arts inquiry with a focus

on the human condition. Her concern with culture and migratory patterns are investigated and

explored though paper clays, textiles and found objects. 


Victoria is a practicing figurative ceramist with an Advanced Diploma in Visual Arts NSW, a Degree in

Visual Art from Curtin University WA and Honours from Southern Cross University NSW. 

Since 2009 Victoria has been exhibiting in Australia, with her recent solo exhibition held at the

Lismore Regional Gallery NSW in 2018. Her work has been presented in a number of festivals, awards,

and competitions, one of which she won first prize in sculpture in 2015. 


Victoria is a member of the Australian Ceramics Association and she has participated in the Open Studios events held annually across Australia. She has collections held in Cape Town, New York and NSW Australia.

Victoria has a long-standing history in education and community involvement in the arts, having taught ceramics to people with disabilities, primary and secondary school children and adults in England, South Africa, QLD and NSW.


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