Alicia McVilly

Ceramics (She / Her)
Wurundjeri Land — Fitzroy North, VIC

person standing under window
bucket on pottery wheel
hand dropping clay on scales

Past Fitzroy North’s Piedimontes and through an unmarked door is where you’ll find Alicia McVilly’s ceramic studio.

A pottery wheel sits to one side, surrounded by an impressive production line of clay parcels and half–baked pieces, ready for the kiln.

Alicia has the kind of calm focus that makes you wonder whether she’s ever worked as a brain surgeon. Or a primary school teacher. Or in telemarketing.

In reality, Alicia grew up on a dairy farm in Warrnambool, where her appreciation for simplicity and handmade objects came to be. Her collection centres around the ritual of sharing meals with friends and family, with each piece designed, wheel thrown and glazed by Alicia herself.

In Alicia's collection you'll find raw textures polished with egg–shell glazes, coalescing to form dreamy, ethereal–like tableware. Outside the studio, Alicia runs a “Clay, Coffee and Croissant” workshop, where students can acquire new skills in the art of clay, within a beautiful old house in Collingwood (Naarm).

plates stacked on rack
person wedging clay

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