Sarah is fascinated by the real and potential elasticity of clay and the relationship between the sculptured form and ornamentation.
The Flower Power series celebrates the forms and colours of the seasons. Spring has fresh colours on upward growing forms. The Summer set are a riot of hot colour and intertwined flowers on organic forms. Autumn has the final colours of the year, standing tall and bearing berries. Clay becomes plant life.
The pots that Sarah hand builds inspire the decoration of the finished surface, which is then freely applied, combining scratching, drawing and a riotous use of colour. Her interests are primarily with the natural environment.
Sarah’s new new series, Lay of the Land, references the geology and geography of the landscape. She is experimenting with pouring clay or paper clay over layered paper that has been coloured with slips and underglazes. When the clay has dried to leather hard she peels back the various layers of paper to reveal a coloured, contoured and pitted surface that reflects the strata within the landscape.
Sarah has a few pieces from a couple of her collections in Heart Gallery this month so do call in to see them soon.