Sara Roberts - Handmade Ceramics from Ireland

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“Land, sea and sky and nature's constantly changing patterns and hues are what inspire me.

I use photography to record such images as reference for my wall pieces. I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture the mood of a natural scape in clay, through texture and colour. In my efforts to do this I use red earthenware and porcelain because of their inherently different qualities and I constantly experiment with ceramic colours and glazes and firing ranges to create new palettes. The subject of my work is fundamentally connected to the materials that make my work possible. In order to create I not only need those images to inspire but need the materials found within them. The earth (clay), the sand (silica/glaze) and the rocks (colouring pigments). It is a very satisfying relationship.”