"I want the work itself to be the most eloquent of artists' statements. I feel I am on a search, my quarry is elusive, intuition is more helpful in this territory than analysis."
A key influence is the land around where Sarah lives, where she was born, to which she feels attached. However, although ever-present, sometimes this aspect can be more subliminal or oblique.
Her journey has been unconventional, and includes: leaving her Fine Art degree; a long period working as a plasterer in the building trade; adult-education classes at Morley College, with Jill Crowley as a tutor, clay work with people with mental health problems; a lot of experimentation, including building more than one studio and raku kilns; and a sabbatical in a Cape Town ceramic studio, where she was able to focus on consolidating technique.
Ceramics are always hand built and fired several times. Currently Sarah likes to use simple slips and oxides with scant use of glaze.