Title:  Flower, Petal Wave and Hollow trio Pods
Description: Ceramic
Artist: Sarah Hillman
Profile: Sarah’s Contemporary Ceramics are bold and enticing. Each piece is uniquely hand cut to evoke a dynamic tension between positive and negative space. The contours cast dramatic shadows, while the vibrant Terra-Sigillata slip on the internal surface evokes depth providing a bold contrast to the pure smooth clay exterior. This striking range offers a vibrant contemporary look to any interior setting. Statement 'I have been driven by the fluid nature of clay since the first day I worked with the medium. The possibilities seem endless; clay has its own presence and energy that I try to capture within my work. I'm fascinated by the aesthetic perception of space and form. Influenced by purity of modernism, I am inspired by the work of artists who explore these dynamics; such as the beautiful pierced forms of Barbara Hepworth and the clever perceptual disorientation in the work of Anish Kapoor. I use a lot of photography for inspiration for my work, often taking black and white images of the curves of the body working with the dramatic effects of light and shadow. Life drawing also gives me the opportunity to explore the rhythms and form of the body which are translated in the lines and contours of my work'. Education 2003-2004 MA Ceramics Centre for Ceramics Studies, UWIC, Cardiff 1997-2000 BA (hons) Decorative Arts The Nottingham Trent University 1996-1997 Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design The Surrey Institute of Art and Design Selected Exhibition History 2008 ‘The Christmas Show’ Gallery at Bevere, Worcester 2008 ‘Winter Wonderland’ Platform Gallery, Lancashire 2008 Designer Crafts at Chelsea, Chelsea Town Hall London 2008 The Notting Hill Design Fair, London 2008 ‘March Exhibition’ The New Ashgate Gallery. Farnham, Surrey 2007 ‘Effervescence 2’ The Sussex Barn Gallery. West Sussex 2007 ‘ORIGIN-The London Craft Fair’ Somerset House, London 2006 ‘Solo Exhibition’ Reddoor Gallery, Greenwich, London 2006 ‘Summer Exhibition’ Blackheath Gallery, London 2006 ‘Blooming’ Twist Art and Design, London 2006 ‘Tactile Turns’ Solo Exhibition, Alexia Art 2005 ‘Sculptural Possibilities’ Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield



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