Sarah Jenkins

Sarah produces pieces that are influenced by an idyllic agricultural landscape of gently rolling hills which surrounds her home in North Essex. She draws inspiration from this environment by bringing the sky, earth, land and fields into the mark marking within her work. All pieces are hand-built. She fires to a temperature of around 1200ºc, and often uses multiple firings to achieve her sgraffito mark making which contrasts against black slips. She also makes subtle chalky matt pieces using a palette of soft colours.

Sarah became interested in ceramics while studying for her degree in Fine Art. She began making work full time in 2007 after living in London for a number of years. Her work has been widely exhibited across the UK and abroad, including Australia and Switzerland.

In September 2015, she won the Bruckner Foundation Prize at the Musee de Carouge Biennial ceramic competition in Geneva, Switzerland. She is a member of the Craft Potters Association and Anglian Potters. Sarah continues to exhibit at leading galleries throughout the UK.