Radio appearances, #SerenityRadio with the amazing Amanda Joy Harrison.
I was interviewed recently about the health benefits of working with clay on Amanda’s Wednesday Wellbeing show. #wednesdaywellbeing. Listen again via her podcast on buzzsprout.
“This week on the #wednesdaywellbeing show we are exploring the health benefits of art.
For centuries people have used art as a way to express their feelings and improve their well-being. From a very young age, we instinctively use drawing, painting or modeling clay as a way to communicate, reduce stress and express emotions. But as adults, we often forget about the beneficial effects of art.
Art therapy, conducted under the supervision of a skilled therapist is there to remind us that, apart from its creative value, art is a valuable tool for preventing sickness, improving health and overall well-being.
This week I’m chatting with ceramic artist and meditation teacher Sarah Core
Sarah works with the physical, mindful and repetitive process of making in clay. She began working with clay following a life-threatening accident and her recovery was both an internal and external one, integrating the two to reach wholeness. She trained as a reiki master, crystal healer, and meditation teacher and went back to university and studied ceramics at Central st Martin’s college of art and design.
Sarah’s work with ceramics is all about building and wellbeing. Her approach to making is an extension of meditation and her courses combine the process of meditation with the soft responder that clay can be.”
As featured in The Daily Telegraph on 17 October, 2020, Get Mindful with Clay courses are featured by Anna Maxted.
Great news! I am delighted to be represented by Emerge Contemporary in Highgate as one of their emerging artists.
Visit them online at https://www.emerge-contemporary.com/sarah-core and look out for the blue teapot!
Clay workshops and clay parcels
- NEW SERIES: launched 4 July. Due to unavoidable circumstances, the remainder of the second series has been postponed until the autumn 2020. LIVE STREAM guided ‘mindfulness clay workshop’ e-classes into your home.
Some reviews:“Thank you for a great class! Nice mediation & great delivery.” DA“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
2 hours per session. This will allow for more complex projects and to give more time for shared making, reflection and development which is a very valuable part of making in a group. These sessions can now be booked via the online shop but I am very happy to take bookings by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer.
- Clay at Home – clay projects postal service #clayathome clay parcels are continuing!
I am delighted to continue to offer the packs, though at a price that also includes my work, as of 4 July, £16 for 1kg of clay plus £5.57 postage. There will be some new projects worksheets included in the pack with a selection of 6 paints and a paintbrush with mixing palette too. This is available to buy via the shop and Clay at Home parcels can still be made by BACS in the mean time. Please email email@example.com for my bank details and to let me know the address for clay dispatch.
Clay Coronavirus (COVID-19) – #Stayathome clay parcels and mindful making classes streamed into your home.
- LIVE STREAM guided ‘mindful making through clay’ classes into your home.
What is included: Mindful making through clay workshop, in a Zoom group with an experienced ceramic artist and meditation teacher. 1kg of air dry clay dispatched in advance of the class (please allow 5 working days for delivery prior to the class), plus 40 minutes meditation making through clay. The focus will be on our personal connection with the material rather than technique as the technical outcome is less important than the process in this instance. This process will allow participants to slow down and relax through the process of making in a calm non-judgemental space, providing an opportunity to connect with themselves through the material and to others in the group to share their experience.
When: Each Saturday at 2pm, starting 16 May 2020.
Cost: Free to attend but if you need clay I can dispatch this for £11.47 for clay and postage at cost, plus donations (the session itself is free of charge but open to donations). If you already have clay of your own please feel free to register and work with that during the class, a donation would still be welcome.
- Clay at Home – clay projects postal service
1kg of air dry clay with project sheets online video tutorials £11.47 (£6 for the clay plus £5.47 postage).
Payments for classes and Clay at Home parcels can be by BACS but you can also pay HERE. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for my bank details. Please email to let me know the address for clay dispatch. For classes the Zoom meeting will be emailed to confirmed participants.
Clay Parcels for Lockdown
Being positive is so important right now. Clay can be so therapeutic. I am based in Barnet in north London but can post nationally.
Clay parcels are ready to roll! Contact me if you would like 1kg parcel of air dry clay with project sheets and online group workshops for £6 plus postage. 2kg for £11 plus postage (larger parcels makes this expensive and difficult). My daily exercise can be the walk to the post box and back, so this can be delivered safely observing social distancing as it’s a quiet road.
Let’s build a space for those who may be looking for home activities right now.
Please call or email email@example.com.
Red House – Community Craft Fair, 20 – 21 July 2019
11am – 5pm
Come to the ‘beautifullest place on earth’
You are invited to experience making with clay in a uniquely inspiring location, surrounded by original facets and motifs from William Morris’s home.
William Morris’s Red House in Bexleyheath, the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement, is the setting for a summer weekend of art, crafts, and community wellbeing.
You can take your objects/tiles home after the event as mementos: £3 to take part. All materials provided.
Wake up Whetstone
Join Sarah on 30 June 2019
11am – 5 pm
at pitch number 20 on Whetstone High Road, N20 9HJ.
Sarah and #BarnetArtists invite you to a fun filled day for all the family, with opportunities to ‘Make and take with clay’ or to contribute to a community collage of shops from the high street; all materials provided. £3 a go!
The final collage will be displayed in a community setting, with a little help from our friends, after the event!
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@BarnetArtists is a collective of 15 or so Artists living and working in Barnet, who found each other in 2018 through the Open Studios network of Herts Visual Arts. We are passionate about the value of art, making and participation. Love Whetstone is a festival close to our hearts and three members of the collective will be presenting our work and inviting visitors to make art work with us. If you are an artist living and working in Barnet we would love to meet you as well. We are really excited to be taking part and look forward to welcoming you to our making space: come and find us at pitch number 20.
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Herts Visual Arts at Living Crafts 2019
9 – 12 May 2019
join Sarah on Sunday 12 May
at Showground Marquee 15 (between the Ash, Birch and Elm pavilions). Clay can be so many things, so if throwing is too daunting or you want to take home your creation, I will be offering the opportunity for drop-in making in clay on Sunday 12 May.
I will be at the HVA marquee on Sunday 12 May 2019: it promises to be a fun day of making AND we have booked the sun to shine!
– OPPORTUNITY TO BUY –
– SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATION (possibly combining balloons and clay!)
– ‘MAKE & TAKE’ drop-in: £3 for 1/£5 for 2 balls of clay
Look out for the Open Studios bunting! Showground marquee number 15 (between the Ash, Birch and Elm Pavillions), will be home to the HVA. British Crafting Excellence Perfect for craft lovers, Living Crafts is a one-stop creative and shopping experience showcasing the talents and skills of hundreds of acclaimed designer-makers. Whether you are a maker or a collector it is a great way to immerse yourself in excellence and experience the well-made in all forms.
HVA – Big Art Showcase, Welwyn Garden City, 12 April – 1 June 2019
Herts Visual Arts are again staging their Big Art Showcase at the New Maynard Gallery to mark the start of their 2019 arts programme.
My work is for sale and artists and visitors alike will also be warmly welcomed by gallery trustees and volunteers for a packed and lively Private View evening on Thursday 11th April 2019. A huge range of techniques and subject matter across the Showcase includes paintings, prints, textiles, glass, drawing, ceramics, jewellery and much more filling the walls and cabinets with a wealth of colour and style.
Running from 12th April until 1st June, the exhibition is open for visitors throughout the week.
New Maynard Gallery
Welwyn Garden City
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Courtyard Arts Open 2019, 9 – 27 April 2019
Very happy also to have been accepted and presenting two of my pieces in the Courtyard Arts Gallery for their Open exhibition. Rafaello and Handmaiden are on show there until 27 April. The gallery has a wonderful atmosphere and an amazing team. All work is for sale so please do visit if you are in the area:
Courtyard Arts & Community Centre
Herts SG14 3AA
Hertford Arts Trail, 5 April – 5 May 2019
Delighted to be taking part in the Hertford Arts Trail this year! I will be showing at Perrins Barber Shop and am really excited about seeing my work in this fabulous venue, thanks to Courtyard Arts for the great welcome to this event, which is full of great work and exciting artists. Bookmark this page and visit my social media platforms to stay updated with all the news! @sarahcorearts.
A short excerpt from the official press release as follows: “During the month-long Art Trail, artists will exhibit work in a prime town centre location. The public can view the pop-up exhibitions free of charge. The Trail is intended to encourage more visitors to the town centre, promote the artists whose work will be on sale and support the venues offering the exhibition space.
An array of mediums will be on display from sculpture to cartoonist, oil on canvas to pottery.”
A map is available for the trail here
‘Nude or Fully Clothed’ Exhibition
Exhibition and opportunity to buy contemporary figurative art.
Sarah will be showing alongside fellow selected artists at an exhibition of contemporary figurative painting, sculpture and photography, at the fascinating Nude Tin Can Gallery in St Albans.
Dates: 11 – 29 January 2019
Opening times: 10am – 4pm (Please note opening times may vary. Please check the Nude Tin Can website for further details.)
Entry cost: free entry
Open Studio at Sarah Core Arts, September 2018
Opportunity to see and buy new ceramic works from Sarah Core.
As part of the Herts Visual Arts Open Studios in September, Sarah’s studio will be open on 8 and 15 September 2018. Works from £150. Contact via the contacts page, or through social media, @sarahcorearts and #hertsopenstudios
Dates: 8 and 15 September 2018
Opening Times: 11.30am – 5pm
Entry Cost: Free entry
Open Studios Showcase – St Albans Museum and Gallery
29 & 30 September 12noon – 4pm
Join a selected group of Open Studios artists hosting inspirational workshops, demonstrations and activities inspired by the setting of this amazing new space in St Albans. I will be there on 30 September demonstrating hand building and (possibly!) some throwing if we can get the wheel in the space! Other art practices and activities will be available on both days.