In 2012 the American Friends of the V&A was able to support an artist’s residency for ceramics artist Michelle Erickson at the V&A through the generosity of James and Pamela Penny, the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation, Kath O. and F.G. Summitt and the Chipstone Foundation.

Michelle spent from July to September in the V&A artist-in-residence studio in the Ceramics Galleries researching, creating new work and compiling a video series on historical processes.

Visitors to the studio would have witnessed Michelle’s extensive working knowledge of historical ceramic processes as she painstakingly recreated several pieces of historical ceramics from scratch, exploring the design and development of the original pieces.