Small boat form with gills


18 × 8.5 × 14 cm
300 gm
Ceramic with satin matte glaze

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An elliptical form raised on rounded symmetrical “gills”and decorated with a dark brown satin matte glaze.

Weight 300 gm
Dimensions 18 × 8.5 × 14 cm
Care Instructions:

Can dust or run under the tap to clean.


Interested in ideas of movement, rhythm and balance I began to make these “gilled” forms some years ago and am continuing to develop the theme. This is a simple piece which aims for symmetry and control, whilst still retaining the mark of the hand on the pinched gills. Providing different views from different angles and throwing interesting shadows in the sunlight, this piece can be varied in its display and is also pleasing to handle. Although controlled, it still has the organic feel that I love, looking like it might take off at any minute!

Cost Time
Mainland UK $6.61 14 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $6.61 14 day(s)
Western Europe $15.67 14 day(s)
Rest of Europe $15.67 14 day(s)
USA and Canada $15.67 14 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $15.67 14 day(s)
Worldwide $15.67 14 day(s)

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A ceramic designer and maker working from her studio in Sheffield, Sarah creates sensuous, tactile and intriguing hand-held sculptures, table top centrepieces and wall-mounted work inspired by hidden forms in nature. Each piece is individually handmade using techniques of slabbing, press-moulding and pinching. Through the meditative creation of the repeated “gills” which encompass the forms, the clay is pushed to its limits; the making process imitates the rhythm and pattern of growth, demonstrating control of the material, whilst also leaving the trace of movement, like imprints in the sand.

The structure is pared back, the glazing restrained, revealing form. Light playing across the forms adds to the sense of movement. Suggestive of bone, coral or the seaside, the work fascinates and inspires, evoking memories to draw the viewer in to touch, to wonder, to connect.

Sarah works in series; however, as in nature, each piece is individually unique.

Work is high-fired to stoneware in an electric kiln.

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