10th Feb - 4th May 2008
'Something Old Something New'
The 7th Annual Alternative Wedding and Valentine Show

'Wall Sconce' in silver and concrete by Victoria Kershaw.

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About Us

Victoria Kershaw

Inspiration for my designs comes from urban life and street culture. I am interested in concrete objects, graffiti and the sites where I find them. I use Silver as my main material, combining it with other materials such as rubber and concrete too produce functional tableware.

I am interested in people’s pre-conceptions of materials. How silver is seen as a sign of wealth and status and the notion of concrete being cheap and shoddy due to the negative stereotyping it suffered from its use in low-cost buildings in the early sixties.

Function is one of the main considerations of my designs however I still want them to be challenging. For example a handle should form part of the object as a whole rather being seemingly separate. It may not be immediately obvious that a handle is a handle but with consideration you must appreciate the form works to perform its function perfectly.

I design my pieces to evoke curiosity and interest, as well as having a duty to perform. They should be tactile and user friendly. I design for a small niche in the market, unique pieces or small quantity batch production.

Biographical Details

Artists featured in 'Something Old, Something New' are: Natalie Jane Harris; Alexis Dove; Mirri Damer; Malcolm Morris; Zoe Newsome; Jacks Design; Beccy Gillatt; Angela Fung; Yoriko Mitsuhashi; Sarah Collins; Laura Marsden; Stephanie Moog; Min-Ji Cho; Victoria Kershaw; Hidemi Asano; Mikala Djorup; Tanja Ufer; James Newman; Ruth Tomlinson; Tina Engell; Catherine Mannheim; Sarah Lawrence; Diana Porter.