Vanessa Villarreal creates playful tableware and small sculptures using the handbuilding technique. Her unique ceramics have a delicate and feminine quality that are inspired by the beauty and mysticism of the natural world.
Each piece is handmade in her home studio in Gatineau, Quebec. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Oregon College of Art & Craft in Portland, OR and was an Artist in Residence at the Mendocino Art Center in California.
She has been teaching and working in studios for over 20 years in places such as California, Oregon, Arizona, Ottawa and Montreal. She is an American ( a Californian) living in Quebec where she settled with her family in 2016.
Vanessa collaborated with Anthropologie to create a line of 9 unique ceramics pieces for their Summer 2019 collection that was sold in stores worldwide.
You can find her work in the recent book publication of Ceramics - Creative Adventures In Clay curated by UPPERCASE publisher Janine Vangool 2020