ABOUT ME

SARAH BURTON

SARAH BURTON - POTTERY

Contemporary decorative ceramics

Each piece of pottery I make brings together my love of working with clay and my experiences of travel and hiking  - two of my favourite pastimes.

 
The vessels are a canvas for colourful glazes whether they be the blues, turquoises and greys of the North Wales coast or the more earthy tones of burnt oranges, beiges, yellows, greens and whites from the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire arable countryside.  I like to also use textures on the surfaces, especially the coastal inspired vessels: barnacles, crevices and layers of clay added to coiled or wheel thrown bowls and vases…..


I also enjoy making more sculptural work: fish, dragons, pears and apples.  Each piece is individually hand made using a combination of pinching, slab building and throwing depending on the piece.  I particularly like to see how my fish develop their own expression and personality.


I sell my work in galleries and exhibitions around the UK and you will find a selection of my work in the shop on this website.  I also take commissions so please get in touch if you would like to discuss with me about a project you have in mind.


Until lockdown I regularly taught pottery classes and workshops to adults, but these classes are paused for the moment.  If you are interested in attending pottery classes send me a message asking to be added to my mailing list and I will let you know when they will resume, probably sometime in 2021.

MEMBERSHIPS

Design Nation 2012 - present

Craft Potters Association (associate member) 2019 - present

Nottingham Society of Artists 2007 - present

EXHIBITIONS 2011 - present

2019
-    NSofA members Spring exhibition Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery Friar Lane Nottingham 


-    Connections Karlsruhe/Nottingham collaboration GEDOK gallery Karlsruhe Germany


-    ‘Pots and Pictures II’ - an exhibition of ceramics, wooden pictures and figurative paintings and drawings by Sarah Burton,          Phil Harrison and Elaine ChipChase and Martin Locker, Nottingham Society of Artists Gallery Friar Lane Nottingham


-    Connections Nottingham/Karlsruhe collaboration Lakeside Gallery Shop Showcase University of Nottingham


-    SOCK Winter Open Exhibition 2019 Sock Gallery


-    Small Pictures Exhibition members, Nottingham Society of artists gallery Friar Lane Nottingham


2018
-    ‘Pots and Pictures’ Exhibition Nottingham with figurative painter Phil Harrison and wooden pictures by Elaine ChipChase


-    Marvellous Materials Exhibition, Nottingham. Design Factory members


-    Nottingham Society of Artists members exhibitions throughout the year


2017
-    ‘Makers Dozen’ Exhibition, Nottingham. Collaboration with 12 other members of Design Factory Nottingham


-    Nottingham Society of Artists members exhibitions throughout the year


2015
-    ‘Contours’ Exhibition, Nottingham. Collaboration with Derbyshire artists Martin Sloman and Ruth Grey Nottingham


-    Nottingham Society of Artists members exhibitions throughout the year


2013
-    ‘Sea 3’ Exhibition, Nottingham. Collaboration with potter Judy Adams and textile artist Mel Anderson Nottingham


-    Nottingham Society of Artists members exhibitions throughout the year


2012
-    Exhibition, Sharpes Pottery museum, Swadlincote


-    Nottingham Society of Artists members exhibitions throughout the year


2011
-    ‘Ceramics, Scenes and Stitches’ Exhibition with Textile artist Lydia Solomon Nottingham


-    Solo Exhibition at Cotehele Gallery, Cornwall


-    Solo Exhibition,  Millgate Museum, Newark

OPEN STUDIOS

2020
-    Nottingham Open Studios virtual event
 

TRADE AND CRAFT FAIRS 2011 - present

2017 - 2019
-    Craft in the City  Waterstones Bookstore  Nottingham  Annual Christmas fair

2012 - 2016
-    Patchings Art Centre Summer Art Festival Nottinghamshire Annual Art Festival


2013
-    British Craft Trade Fair BCTF Harrogate


2012
-    Merge Contemporary Oundle


2011
-    Contemporary Craft Fair,  Bovey Tracey, Devon

COMMISSION

I take commissions so please get in touch if you would like to discuss a project you have in mind.  Send me an email to sarahburtonpottery@gmail.com with a brief outline of what you are thinking and some indication of your budget. I will get back to you as soon as I can to let you know if I think it is something I can do for you and timescales etc 

Here is an example of a memorial vessel I made in memory of the late Vicar at St John’s Church, Carlton, Nottingham
 

© 2020 BY SARAH BURTON - POTTERY

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