Acclaimed ceramist Sarah Purvey gained both her BA and MA qualifications in ceramics at Bath Spa some twenty years apart completing the Masters Programme in 2009. Purvey creates richly textured, scribed and painted pieces that are inspired by a very personal and emotional sense of belonging within the landscape. Her work was recently selected for the prestigious Threadneedle Prize Exhibition for painting and sculpture at the Mall Galleries in London, and is included in many public and private collections including the UK, Tokyo and New York.
"The energy of landscape informs my ceramic, its influence echoed rhythmically in the marks drawn, painted and scribed directly into each form. The creative process for me is intuitive and responsive resulting in the creation of ceramic which both reflects and shares a very personal and emotional sense of belonging with my surrounding landscape."