Sarah Perry gained a BA Hons in Ceramics at Camberwell School of Art where she was taught and influenced most by Lucie Rie and Hans Coper.
She is driven by her passion for clay and her work is inspired by seascapes, landscapes and textures found in nature. She creates vibrant seascapes and cool landscapes by using intensley coloured glazes of blue, turquoise, purple, pink and green. Sarah's work is 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 lived and worked in Argentina in the late seventies, 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 time, her work began to take on the 'sea palette', renewing her love of Cornwall ,particularly the artistic legacy of St.Ives. 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.