Colorful handcrafted ceramics made to brighten up every room
My name is Victoria Gilles, a graphic designer-turned-potter from Buenos Aires, Argentina, now based in Manchester, and I'm the maker behind Victoria Ceramics. I first experimented with ceramics in 2017 in a ceramics gallery/workshop in Buenos Aires, where I completely fell in love with it. Working with clay transported my mind to a better place and changed the way I perceived design as a whole. I moved to the UK in 2019 and started my own brand, Victoria Ceramics, in March 2020.
Though I do some wheel-thrown pieces, most of my work is hand-built. Maybe because I love the variations from one pot to another, even if I try to fix them, every piece stands out for its own peculiarities. I use colour and patterns as a way to highlight form. My inspiration comes from art history, heritage and the need to reconnect with nature and rituals. I'm interested in bringing a bit of my own culture and vision of the world while adding joy to each space.