“The vessel is my carrier, it maps my journey, it carries thoughts and ideas, revealing and concealing glimpses of self during the making process.
The vessel has become autobiographical, spiritual, a place for me to hide in plain sight. I work predominantly in clay and on paper and explore an intensely physical relationship with drawing throughout my practice. The ceramic vessel acts as a metaphor for the human form and is tasked to carry and map the journey through my personal and emotional landscape resulting in work which conveys an instinctive and visceral energy.”
Sarah Purvey, July 2020
Sarah Purvey completed an MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University in 2009 having completed her BA twenty years previously in 1991. She has had solo exhibitions in St Ives, Amsterdam and Bath and has shown widely in group exhibitions including New York and London. Purvey’s work featured in the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2012, The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries London. Her work is represented by galleries both nationally and internationally.
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