Verity is a ceramic artist who responds to subjects surrounding people, history and places. By creating slab built works she captures feelings, moods, atmospheres and a sense of place. The forms Verity creates are contemplative, using clay as a medium for drawing and monoprinting. It is important to Verity that the form of her work is integral to the subject she is responding to. That surface and form work together to create a successful and harmonious composition.
Verity has won numerous awards including the Guldagergaard Network Award, 2015, which enabled her to complete a ceramics residency at Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Centre, Denmark. She was also awarded the Manchester Craft and Design Centre Graduate Award which allowed her a three month solo exhibition at the centre from February - May 2016.
In 2017 Verity was selected for Hothouse, the Crafts Council’s creative business development programme for up-and-coming makers. Verity's work was chosen for the IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM, Slovenia in 2018 and Verity also took part in New Designers One Year In at the Business Design Centre, London. As a result of exhibiting in New Designers One Year In Verity was featured in the London Evening Standard in June, 2018, in the Homes and Property section.
2019 saw Verity exhibiting for the first time at Ceramic Art London, hosted at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross. She also took part in 'New Makers' at the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, was a featured maker at Bevere Gallery, Worcester, and exhibited in 'A Sense of Place' at Twenty Twenty Gallery, Ludlow. She was also featured in Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 112, and saw her work showcased in a four page long article in Neue Keramik/ New Ceramics, Issue 6/19.
2020 promises to be another successful year for Verity as she has been selected for the second time to exhibit at Ceramic Art London from the 20th - 22nd March, Central Saint Martins, King's Cross.
Photo Courtesy of Dan Barker Studios