Sarah Hand

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Sarah Hand
 

Biography

 

Biography

I have been working in and around clay for over 30 years. I first began working in clay when my children were young and I needed an outside interest.  After the first evening class I was intrigued and have never looked back. I developed my skills over the ensuing years and eventually started to sell my work and teach pottery.

I owned Capital Pottery Supplies & Studio with my husband for 14 years.  Now that I have sold the business, I spend my creative time in my studio which I have in my home

I now spend my time in the studio creating at a slower pace exploring different techniques that intrigue me.

 

Artist Statement

I explore different techniques and styles to create a variety of decorative and functional pottery. A distinguishing feature of my pieces is my use of colour, which is obtained by the use of either coloured clay or coloured glazes.  For my coloured clay pieces, mostly hand built, the clay itself is coloured by adding coloured powder to the clay before it is shaped, glazed and fired. For my coloured glaze pieces, generally thrown on the potter’s wheel, the clay is white when it is shaped but the pieces are dipped in or sprayed with coloured glaze before they are fired.

 My eye is drawn to clean lines, geometric patterns and simple yet pleasing designs. I aim to create pieces that are like puzzles, inviting the viewer to work out how the designs and colour combinations were created. I enjoy creating beauty out of the natural characteristics of clay and glaze.

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