Biography

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University of the Arts London
BA(Hons), Ceramic Design, 2010–2013
Middlesex University
BA(Hons), English and Literary Studies with the History of Ideas, 1994-1997 
 
The Crystal Healer:  Philip Permutt “Britain’s leading crystal expert”
Meditation Teacher Training, completed January 2014
Crystal Master Teacher, completed June 2013
 
Has also studied under
Sandy Brown
Duncan Hooson 
 

Collections

Private collection, Nuneaton
Private collection, Liverpool
Private collection, London

 
2020    
October – November Physical Exhibition:  The Second Edition
Highgate Contemporary Art, London
 
October Hertford Art Trail
 
June In conversation with WeFind Local.co.uk, interview with Rob Lacey Feature article
May – June Covid -19:  Lockdown  1
Mindful clay 
Conceived delivered online mindful clay workshops, via Zoom.
Educator
March ff Covid-19:  Lockdown  1
Clay at home parcels #stayathome 
Educator
2019    
September Open Studios – Herts Visual Arts  
July Red House – Community Craft
National Trust, Bexleyheath
 
June Wake up Whetstone
‘Make and take with clay’, Whetstone High Road, London
 
April Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition, Courtyard Arts Centre, Hertford  
April – May Hertford Art Trail  
April – June Big Art Showcase, New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City  
May Living Crafts, Hatfield House  
April An introduction to my work:  Hertford Art Trail, Hertford Castle Talk
February Nude of Fully Clothed, Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans  
2018    
September Open Studios – Herts Visual Arts  
  ‘Behind the studio door’, by Sandra Smith,
Hertfordshire Life magazine
Magazine article
2016    
August Society of Designer Craftsmen – Designer Crafts at the Mall

The Mall Galleries

 
January – March Going Solo, by Paul Bailey
‘Emerging Potters’
Magazine feature
2015    
October ff (2015-2016) Relax and Recharge with pottery

Conceived and presented my own adult learning programme the Millfield Art Centre in north London.  Monthly adult learning:

·       Step by step approach to clay building methods

·       improving our relationship with ourselves and the world around us

The series focused on relaxation and recharging through hands on learning of the core clay curriculum and relaxation exercises during each session. 

Educator
October Industrial Nature:  new works by Sarah Core
Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, London
Solo exhibition
September TENT London, London Design Festival, Old Truman Brewery  
April Art in Mind:  Freedom, The Brick Lane Gallery  
January Society of Designer Craftsmen –

Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015

The Mall Galleries
London, SW1

 
2014    
September TENT London 2014, London Design Festival, Old Truman Brewery  
September In clay with Sarah Core, by Christian Sinnspiel

http://sinnspiel.net/2014/09/in-clay-with-sarah-core/

Blogger feature
June Craft and Design Fair
West Dean featuring MADE,
West Dean – The Edward James Foundation, Chichester
 
July – September Summer show:  Focus on Print

The Makers Guild in Wales, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

 
May – August One day workshops, Meditation MAKE

Guided meditations inform taught making exercises.   Participants learned to let go of the end product and to work with their creativity in the moment, experiencing hands-on making with one or more of the core clay skills. 

Workshop
2013    
October 3 Faiths Forum
Urban Dialogues, Red Gallery, Shoreditch
 
September TENT London, London Design Festival, Old Truman Brewery  
June – September Sculptural Ceramics, Pangolin London  
July Clay Cargo, Clayground Collective
The Skip Garden and The Fordham Gallery
 
July ‘I work with my heart but I reach with my hands’,
Shedlight Productions https://vimeo.com/69348401
Film
April – June ‘The surface glittered out of heart of light’, April – June 2013

Consultation with Princess Royal Trust – Coventry Carers Centre

Conceived and presented drawing workshops with service users with the following outcomes:

·       Graphic expressions of care by workshop participants

·       Integration of my graphic expressions with work of participants

·       Bone china tryptic sculpture fusing graphical expressions as surface pattern on ceramic tableware.

These workshops accessed the hidden world of unpaid carers, a demographic that saves the NHS £123 billion (https://carersuk.stagingbox.co.uk/news-and-campaigns/press-releases/unpaid-carers-save-the-uk-132-billion-a-year-the-cost-of-a-second-nhs)

Workshop
2012    
July Marathon Make, Clayground Collective, Morley Gallery, London  
June ‘All quiet on the domestic front’, essay by Sarah Core

Selected for the library of The Geffreye Museum, London 

Writing