Sarah McCormack shows her humorous and very collectable ceramics at 45 Southside in Plymouth
45 Southside continues its series of temporary exhibitions with ceramic artist Sarah McCormack. The exhibition runs from 3rd of May until 11th June 2012 at the gallery. Sarah is well known for her high-quality and quirky ceramics, particularly for her series of “stroppy” clocks.
Sarah’s work frequently explores the idea of home – from children’s drawings to her own paintings and illustrations. Recently culminating in a series of actual houses, dwellings and dovecots. These are made from stoneware, earthenware and most recently raku working with raku artist Christina Peters at Flameworks in Plymouth, who also exhibits at 45 Southside.
Sarah has been producing ceramics since studying at Sunderland College of Art & Design, where she graduated with a degree in Glass & Ceramics in 1985.
From 1998 – 2006 Sarah made ceramic multipiece panels and one piece impressed panels , techniques combining multiple glazing with incising and impressing. This experimentation has led to a very good understanding of slabwork and a wide range of mostly earthenware glazes.
Since moving to Plymouth, Sarah has returned to three dimensional work. Her current work is influenced by experiments with different clays and decorates with oxides, engobes, glazes and lustres.
Time consuming ceramic techniques combined with lack of available work time led to the development of a series of ‘ stroppy clocks ‘ which combine architectural form with human characteristics.
Sarah will be holding a demonstration of her techniques at 45 Southside on Sunday 6th of May 2012 from 3pm followed by a chance to meet the artist at the opening view of her exhibition. Both exhibition and the demonstration are free and all are welcome. Please see web-site for details.