pronunciation | 'ven-ters notes | Scots is a language distinct from Scottish English and Scottish Gaelic. Venters as used here has no relation to venter, deriving from ventral, meaning the underside of an animal’s body.
Kathy Venter’s life-size, figurative ceramic sculpture has received widespread international acclaim. Venter has developed a unique hand-building method to sculpt her ceramics without the use of moulds or armatures. Her work has been published in books and art magazines on ceramics and sculpture in the U.K., the U.S.A., Canada and South Africa. She exhibits in leading contemporary fine art galleries in San Francisco, Sonoma, Palm Desert, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
Kathy Venter builds her life size ceramic sculptures by hand using the extended pinch method - similar to large vessel building. No molds are used as the hollow, completed wet clay sculptures are 13% larger than life size to shrink to the desired scale after firing.
An exhibition of 36 of her sculptures will be shown at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto from 30th May 2013 to 15th September 2013.