Sarah Core is an award-winning British ceramic artist who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design.

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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 


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

January ff Mindfulness through clay
Online clay workshop series
December Physical Exhibition:  Courtyard Arts Members Show, Hertford  
November Groundwork East (project initiated November 2020)
Shepreth Station
Public commission
June Living Crafts, with Clay with Carole
Hatfield House
June – November Groundwork East (project initiated August 2020)
Houghton Regis, at the source of Houghton Brook
Public commission / workshop
June – November Groundwork East (project initiated August 2020)
Houghton Regis, at the source of Houghton Brook
Public commission / workshop
March LEAP, Pinch Pot Paradise
Online clay workshop
Corporate workshop
January – March BLESMA, Pinch Pot Paradise
Three online clay workshops
December Serenity Radio
Interview feature on the health benefits of working with clay, with Amanda Joy Harrison, interview available on buzzsprout here.
Radio interview feature
October – November Physical Exhibition:  The Second Edition
Highgate Contemporary Art, London
October Hertford Art Trail
June In conversation with WeFind, interview with Rob Lacey Feature article
May – June Covid -19:  Lockdown  1
Mindful clay 
Conceived delivered online mindful clay workshops, via Zoom.
March ff Covid-19:  Lockdown  1
Clay at home parcels #stayathome 
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  
September Open Studios – Herts Visual Arts  
  ‘Behind the studio door’, by Sandra Smith,
Hertfordshire Life magazine
Magazine article
August Society of Designer Craftsmen – Designer Crafts at the Mall

The Mall Galleries

January – March Going Solo, by Paul Bailey
‘Emerging Potters’
Magazine feature
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. 

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

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

Blogger feature
June Craft and Design Fair
West Dean featuring MADE,
West Dean – The Edward James Foundation, Chichester
June Joy of Sound
‘My house your house:  Casa Mia Casa Tua’
St Peters Heritage Centre, Vauxhall, SE11 5HYWorking with volunteers and art therapists, the workshop celebrated house and home.Images and feelings associated with home were explored visually in surface and relief making by participants and facilitators. The aims for the workshop were to imagine and re-imagine images of home that we can all share and celebrate together. Through bringing facets of our homes together in a symbolic gesture and individual and collective narratives were drawn out, explored and reflected upon.  The model homes were saved towards the end of the workshop series.
Art therapy workshop
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. 

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
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 (

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 



About Sarah

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“Wonderful class…..I loved it, Sarah is a great instructor and I would definitely do this again.” Becky Irvin.
“There is something really…organic to taping into your intuition and meditating as a starting point. I often create with a purpose and then I need to make a thing and it was really enjoyable to let go of that…then you go from there and then work with it and develop.” EM

“It feels very innovative to me… I get to point where I feel it is finished and it has been fabulous.” -K.M.