Sarah Perry trained at Camberwell Art School where her teachers were Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. She gained a BA Hons in Ceramics.
She works in stoneware and porcelain fired in an oxidising atmosphere to 1280 degrees centigrade. She makes thrown bowls and vases and hand-built slab pots of simple shapes decorated with glazes of intense blues, turquoise, purples, pinks and greens. Some are decorated with coloured and metallic lustres.
Sarah Perry's latest work uses matt glazes overlapping to form seascapes and cool landscapes. Others have lustres fired on after the glaze firing, to make “hot landscapes”. The pots are all different, decorative and functional. She also produces a range of lustred porcelain jewellery, combining the vivid glazes with metallic lustres.