Sarah Martin MSDC

Ceramics

About Sarah
Sarah makes unique decorative vessels for domestic and other indoor settings. She uses porcelain and stoneware, which she throws, casts and uses as slabs. She uses a wide variety of glazes which she tests and adapts her self. A favourite type is volcanic glaze which appears in her work repeatedly in different guises. She graduated from Bath Spa University with a B.A. in 3D Design (Ceramics) in 2013 and has since been selling her work mostly in Bath and the surrounding area but with the occasional exhibition in London with the Society of Designer Craftsmen and London Potters.
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Sarah endorses the hedonistic principle that people should surround themselves with life enhancing objects and to this end aims to make striking vessels, which people will long to own and use to embellish their homes. The semi-permanent nature of ceramic vessels and the ancient derivation of the art form is an added attraction.

Sarah finds throwing on the potter’s wheel very satisfying, almost addictive, but also very calming. She gets a great feeling of elation when a successful firing emerges from the kiln, particularly if a new glaze has serendipitously exceeded her expectations. She particularly likes the whiteness of porcelain for thrown and for slip cast vessels, as it shows off most glazes to best effect; however she finds some large forms such as platters and bowls are sometimes better in stoneware.

Her recent work has been inspired by natural phenomena such as icicles and volcanic eruptions. She has visited China and Japan on study tours, and finds oriental ceramics a great source of inspiration.

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Chelsea College of Art & Design, 16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

12-21 July, 2018, 10-5pm

Made a Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen June 2018

Larkhall Open Studios, Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Bath, BA1 6RA

5-6 May, 2018, 11-5pm

Made in Bradford Extra, St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DE

June 17th and December 16th, 2017, 10-3 pm

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1

21 November- 13 December 2017

Mudslingers Christmas Exhibition & Sale Walcot Street Chapel, Bath. BA1 7UG

17-19 November 2017, 10-5 pm daily

Larkhall Open Studios, Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Bath, BA1 6RA

29-30 April, 2017, 11- 5pm

Corsham Creative Market, Springfield Community Campus, Corsham,Wilts. SN13 9DN

April 1st, May 6th, June 3rd, October 7th, November 4th, December 2nd, 2017, 11-3 pm

Imagianation 65 Fore St, St. Ives, TR26 1HE

21 February 2017 – February 2018

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1

29 November- 14 December 2016

Mudslinger’s Christmas Exhibition and Sale, Walcot Street Chapel, Bath, BA1 5UG

25 – 27 November 2016

Made in Bradford Extra, St Margaret’s Hall,Bradford on Avon,BA15 1DE

12 November 2016

Designer Crafts at the Mall, Shop Within the Show, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1

12-21 August 2016

Chapel Arts Cafe Gallery, Lower Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1QR

20 July-29 October 2016

The Shop at Trowbridge Town Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire

9 June 2016 onwards

Mudslinger’s Christmas Sale, Walcot Street Chapel, Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5UG

11-13 December 2015

American Museum, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BD

28 & 29 November 2015

Bluestone Gallery, 8 Old Swan Yard, Devizes, SN10 1AT

15 November-24 May 2016

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1

11-25 November 2015

Imagianation, 5 Terrace Walk, Bath, BA1 1LN

from 27 October 2015

Peacock Arts Trail, Hardy House Gallery, High St, Box, SN13 8NF

3-4 & 9-11 October 2015

Taunton Flower Show,Somerset Guild of Craftsmen Tent, Vivary Park, Taunton TA1 3QG

7 & 8 August, 2015

Mudslinger’s Summer Exhibition and Sale, Walcot Chapel, Bath, BA1 5UG

13-19 July, 2015

Bath Fringe Arts Festival, 44AD Artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath, BA1 1NN

1-7 June, 2015

The Vaults, Made in Bradford on Avon, 1 Lamb Yard, Bradford on Avon, Wilts, BA15 1FG

19 May, 2015 onwards

Widcombe Open Studios, Perrymead House, Perrymead, Bath, BA2 5AZ

16-17 May, 2015

Surface Ceramic Exhibition, Wetpaint Gallery, 14 London Road, Cirencester, GL7 1AE

29 April-7 June, 2015

Silversides & Friends, 1 Beafort Place, Bath, BA1 6RP

1-29 May, 2015

Larkhall Open Studios, Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Bath, BA1 6RA

2-3 May, 2015

Towards Stillness at 44AD Art Space, 4 Abbey St, Bath, BA1 1NN

6-15 February, 2015

Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015, Mall Galleries, London, SW1Y 5BD

8-17 January, 2015

London Potters Annual Membership Exhibition, Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1

2-16 December, 2014

Handmade in Bath, 1&2 Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP

November 2014- October 2015

Christmas Craft Fair, American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, BA2 7BD

22 & 23 November, 2014

The Somerset Guild of Craftsmen’s Gallery, 23a Broad Street, Wells, BA5 2DT

16 November 2014-29 July 2016

Present Makers 2014, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LX

8 November-20 December 2014

Lacock Pottery 1 The Tanyard, Lacock, Wilts, SN15 2LB

4 July-31 October 2014

The Grey Door Gallery, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7BJ

1 July-14 Sept 2014

Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, Devon

6-8 June, 2014

Living Craft, Hatfield House, Herts

8-11 May, 2014

BRLSI Members Exhibition, 16-18 Queen’s Square, Bath

28 March – 9 April, 2014

Bear Interiors, 20 Wellsway, Bath, BA2 2AA.

1 February – 22 April 2014

Hand Made in Bath, 1-2 Orange Grove, Bath, BA1 1LP

31 January – 25 April 2014

Designer Crafts, The Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

10 – 19 January 2014

The Galleries Shop & Café, Freshford Lane, Bath, BA2 7UR

14 November – 4 January 2014

London Potters Annual Exhibition, Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1

5 – 20 November 2013

Mudslingers’ Pre Christmas Exhibition, Walcot Chapel, Walcot Street, Bath BA1 5UG

5 – 10 November 2013

SanBao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China

19 – 29 October 2013

Tent London 2013, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR

19 – 22 Sept 2013

New Designers, Business Design Centre, 52 Upper St. London W1

26 – 29 June 2013

Graduate Show, Sion Hill Campus, Bath Spa University having gained BA in 3D design (ceramic)

7 – 16 June 2013

Larkhall Open Studios, 6 Grosvenor Terrace, Bath

4 – 6 May 2013

Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon

23 November – 9 December 2012

Pop Up Gallery, 7-9 Lower Borough Walls, Bath

19 June – 10 July 2012

Bay Tree Gallery, Bradford on Avon

25 November – 11 December 2011

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