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Enduring Elegance | A solo exhibition by Vivienne Foley

14th November - 22nd December 2022

With over 5 decades of commitment to her practice, Vivienne Foley is undeniably one of the leading authorities within contemporary British Studio Ceramics. Following a relocation and studio build, from London to Gloucestershire, Foley shows no signs of slowing. 

After a prolific return to her throwing wheel, Vessel Gallery presents brand new artworks in porcelain and bronze, as well as a selection of archival works, which have been released from the artist’s personal collection. 

Foley produces exquisite ceramic sculptures. From dramatic structures to gentle sweeping curves, her inherent understanding of porcelain is more than evident and testament to her patience with this most difficult of materials.

It is Foley’s dedication that gives her such sensitivity towards her medium. This commitment combined with her expert glazing and acknowledgment of this material’s vast history, results in very fresh and modern works that equally pay homage to what has gone before. Flower forms, poppy heads, bracts and petals translate into foliate rims and sinuous necks, carved and pleated or swept into a spiral. A contemporary marriage of craft, history and nature.

Foley has a global following and is represented in private and public collections world wide.

Public Collections and Acquisitions

National Museum of Ireland, Dublin • Limerick City Art Gallery • Ulster Museum, N. Ireland • Crafts Council of Ireland • Centre of Ceramic Art, York Museums Trust • Southampton City Art Gallery • Leeds Museums & Galleries • US Ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy Smith • President Hillery of Ireland • President Mary Robinson of Ireland • Prime Minister Charles Haughey of Ireland • President Hertzog of Israel • Prime Minister Keating of Australia • Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia • US President Bill Clinton and Hilary Rodham Clinton • Royal Household, Sweden • Nancy Soderberg • President Jacques Chirac of France • Irish Embassy, Berlin • Sandy Lane Hotel, Barbados • Ford UK, London • Four Seasons Hotel, Amman, Jordan • Rolex, London • Regent Palace Hotel, Budapest Hungary • Millenium Hotel, Knightsbridge, London • Aspin Insurance , London • Coutts Bank. London • Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow • King Salman Household, Saudi Arabia