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Olivia Jeffries graduated from Norwich University of the arts (formerly Norwich School of Art & Design) in 2000. She has worked predominantly with drawing on salvaged paper but in recent years has begun to translate her ideas into ceramics. Olivia currently lives and works on the Norfolk/Suffolk border close to the market town of Beccles.


Olivia aims to keep her drawings as understated as possible and endeavors to suggest a larger narrative by pairing the primal and elemental qualities of ordinary shapes with her fascination for used paper and the dirt, stains and markings they accumulate over time. This language becomes a communicator for much bigger messages based on her musings around her barely tangible and sometimes overwhelming thoughts. For example, unfathomable nature of reality, an intimate moment which exists for just a second and is then forgotten or the impossibility of feeling how someone else feels; the list is endless...