S A R A H P E R R Y (1945 - 2021)
"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 (1945 - 2021) was a distinguished studio pottery who started her career at Camberwell School of Art where she was taught and influenced most by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. Driven by her passion for clay, her inspiration came from seascapes and landscapes and textures found in nature. Intensely coloured glazes of blue, turquoise, purple, pink and green overlap on simple forms to make vibrant seascapes and cool landscapes.
In the late seventies she lived and worked in Argentina, exhibiting in Buenos Aires in between journeys around South America. During the nineties her work was sold at Liberties, Heals, and The Conran Shops in London, Paris and Tokyo. After this, her work slowly took on the 'sea palette' as well as 'Hot Landscape' pots after an inspiring trip to Australia. Her wok has been exhibited across the UK.