Tory Tar


Tor has always had an affinity to the sea, surfing and all things ocean, her ceramics started to show a conceptual narrative to the sea, and with glazing tones and textures, a natural connection between land and sea developed.

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Tor has always had an affinity to the sea, surfing and all things ocean, her ceramics started to show a conceptual narrative to the sea, and with glazing tones and textures, a natural connection between land and sea developed.

Victoria Tar learnt throw pottery 2 years ago when taking some time out from her career as an international interior designer based in London. She signed up to an evening beginners course with Studio 45 in Totnes, and then decided to take a full membership allowing to gradually develop her own style and creative direction. Having always had an affinity to the sea, surfing and all things ocean, her ceramics started to show a conceptual narrative to the sea, and with glazing tones and textures, a natural connection between land and sea developed. 

Victoria’s creative career started at Stover School in Devon, followed by a degree in Fine Art at UWE, Bristol, specialising in Contemporary Sculpture. A progression into the world of Interior Design followed for 15 years, which included projects such as Claridges Hotel and many high-end developments, hotels and residential projects. It was a natural progression to move into creating homewares in her ceramics, and she loves the idea of bringing the natural, calming tones of the sea inside the home with her pieces.

One of her early pieces, named the Seascape Vase, instantly reminded Victoria of the beach with waves breaking on the sand, and hence the name was formed – Seascape Ceramics. Victoria concentrates on home-wear products and has a particular focus on perfecting the mug, as well as bowls, plates, dishes, soap dishes and bud vases. She also creates one-off art pieces. All items are inspired by the sea and reflected through the combination of layering glazes over the fired clay. She likes to create textures and colours, which conjure up memories for the person using the pieces of fond time by the sea.

 Proir to learning pottery, Victoria took evening classes in London in Figurative sculpture and learnt to sculpt figures from life and portraits. She also attended a Nick Macmann animal sculpture course and learnt to handbuild animals. Victoria is also a keen surfer and many of her pieces are related to places she has visited around the world connecting her travels with the ocean. She is also passionate about ocean conservation and supports two charities. Groundswell Community Project – healing mental and physical health through surf therapy for women. The charity is currently based in San Diego but will be coming to Scotland and the UK soon.  www.groundswellcommunity.org Ocean Conservation Trust – a global Ocean conservation charity based in Plymouth, which is local to my studio. www.oceanconservationtrust.org

 Her items are stocked at local craft shop Me & East in Totnes, and will soon be available online.

SEACAPE CERAMICS Higher Orchard, Compton, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 1TD. 07768 145 925

E-mail:  torytar@hotmail.com Instagram: seascape_ceramics 

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www.totnespotters.co.uk 

www.a-n.co.uk 

Past Sales

Studio 45 – Studio Sale Winter Wonderland Xmas Fair – Dec 2018 

Dartington Hall, Devon Studio 45 – Summer Studio Exhbition 

Sale – Jun 2019 Dartington Hall, Devon Studio 45

Xmas Sale – Dec 2010 Dartington Hall, Devon




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