Shilpi Prasad

Vicky DeLong

Vicky began working with clay about twenty-five years ago. She creates her ceramic work for both daily use and as art objects. Her creations are hand built using the slab technique, adding textures and patterns with stamps she has made, then forming the object. More textured clay pieces may be added until she is satisfied with the design.

Several years ago, Vicky began making handmade artist books as an additional artistic endeavor. Her book arts bring together her interest in raw materials and are created using simple structures along with handmade paper, book board, and various ephemera.

Studying and living in Italy in the 1980s brought the gift of looking, and she was most inspired by the art, architecture, and landscape. Visiting museums and embracing the culture has had a lasting impact on her artistic inspiration.

All of Vicky’s artwork is created in a studio at her home and in Studio 16B at the Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.

Vicky joined the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, CA, staff with her expertise of many years working as an arts administrator. She is also the Art Program Coordinator for Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, organizing fine art exhibits in their Visitor Center Art Gallery. Vicky has a serious interest in the visual arts, where she curates many fine art exhibits in numerous venues across San Diego County in order to give the artists additional professional venues to exhibit their work.