Sarah began working in Ceramics in 1994 when she took up the subject at Farnham College as a GCSE. Immediately taken by the freedom of the material Sarah went on to study to Masters level, graduating from the Centre for Ceramic Studies in Cardiff in 2004. Sarah is now based at Cockpit Arts in London.
I have been driven by the fluid nature of clay since the first day I worked with the medium. The possibilities seem endless; clay has its own presence and energy that I try to capture within my work. Working with moulds I make an external form and then map out lines to create space within the piece, the dialogue between internal and external form is very important to me. I finish each piece in bright tones of fine Terra-Sigillata slip to enhance the contrast of the form.
I’m fascinated by the concept of space within art and am influenced by the work of artists whom use space within their work; such as the beautiful pierced forms of Barbara Hepworth and the clever perceptual disorientation in the work of Anish Kapoor.
I use a lot of photography for inspiration for my work, often taking black and white images of the curves of the body working with the dramatic effects of light and shadow. Life drawing also gives me the opportunity to explore the rhythms and form of the body which are translated in the lines and contours of my work
Date of Birth: 1978
2007 - Art for Offices corporate commission
2007 - Twist Art and Design corporate commission
2004 - MA Ceramics, Centre for Ceramic Studies, UWIC
2000 - BA (Hons) Decorative Arts, Nottingham Trent University
2008 ‘New Ceramics’ The New Ashgate Gallery. Farnham, Surrey
2007 ‘Effervescence 2’ The Sussex Barn Gallery. West Sussex
2007 ‘ORIGIN-The London Craft Fair’ Somerset House, London
2006 ‘Winter Mixed Exhibition’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
2006 ‘Solo Exhibition’ Reddoor Gallery, Greenwich, London
2006 ‘Summer Exhibition’ Blackheath Gallery, London
2006 ‘Blooming’ Twist Art and Design, London
2006 ‘Tactile Turns’ Solo Exhibition, Alexia Art
Travel: Nationally, No Internationally, No
Space Form and Perception
Sarah’s Ceramics are bold and enticing. Each piece is uniquely hand cut to evoke a dynamic tension between positive and negative space. The contours cast dramatic shadows, while the vibrant Terra-Sigillata slip on the internal surface evokes depth providing a bold contrast to the pure smooth clay exterior.
Studio visits are welcome.
A range of stock is always available. Specific colours or designs to order in 3-5 weeks.
£60 - £350
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