Driven by her passion for clay, Sarah Perry’s inspiration comes from seascapes and landscapes and textures found in nature. Intensely coloured glazes and metallic lustres are used on simple forms, either wheel thrown or slab built and fired to stoneware temperatures 1260 centigrade in an oxidizing atmosphere.
“I am a potter because I enjoy the basic feel of clay, its versatility and the actual making process. This plasticity is not found in any other medium and the process can be stopped at any point and made permanent by firing. It is rather like making the stones under one's feet.”
Sarah Perry gained a degree in ceramics at Camberwell School of Art in 1967 where her most influential teachers were the Bauhaus inspired potters, Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.
She now lives and works in Greenwich, London, a stone's throw from the River Thames, producing work for galleries all over the UK.
Sarah is a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.