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Sarah Purvey

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Ceramic 44 cm H x 33 cm W x 24 cm D


Sarah Purvey gained both her BA and MA qualifications at Bath Spa twenty years apart, receiving her MA in ceramics in 2009. On completing the Masters programme Sarah remained a Resident Artist at the University's Ceramic Research Centre in Wiltshire, the former home of Bath Academy of Art. Her clay vessel pots are inspired from the landscape, and materials around her.

Sarah is a full member of the Devon Guild in Bovey Tracey and her work received the panel award of First Prize in the Pound Pill Open in October 2010.
Sarah works in partnership with Bath Spa University leading ceramic enrichment programmes for 6th form A-level students within Wiltshire secondary schools and has been a guest speaker on the Contemporary Context module of the Ceramics Masters Programme at Bath Spa University. 

2009 -MA Ceramics, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University
1991 -BA Ceramics, Bath College of Higher Education
1988 -BTec Ceramics, Plymouth College of Art and Design

Selected Exhibitions:

2014- Medici Gallery, London
Cavin-Morris Gallery New York,

2013- Panzer Trotman Fine Art
           Hatfield House-Art In Clay
           The Russell Cotes Museum with The Arthouse Gallery
           Solo Show St Ives- New Craftsman Gallery
          Quest Gallery Bath with Ione Parkin RWA

2012 - Sara Preisler Gallery Solo Show,
           Gallery 28 Cork Street with the Katharine House Gallery,        
           Hilton Fine Art Gallery, Bath,
           Devon Guild Bovey Tracey, Members Solo Show
           Larkhall, Bath with Ione Parkin RWA

2011 -Open Show, Pound Pill Arts Centre, Corsham
           Solo Ceramic, Cartshed Gallery, Shaftesbury
           Ceramics- Nine Artists at Corsham, Corsham Court Gallery (BSU)
2010 -Gallery 27 Cork Street, Katharine House Gallery and Askew Art
        Bradford On Avon Arts Festival- Sculpture Garden 'Tribe'
           Selected as Guest Ceramist at Potters- Clifton, Bristol
           Selected Central Gallery Malvern, Bertram Enterprises
Solo Show-'Landscape', Corsham Court Gallery (BSU)

Selected Awards:
2010- First Prize Awarded by the juried panel at the Corsham Pound Arts Open, October


The New Ceramics - Sculpting and Handbuilding Bloomsbury Press 2013. Featured in Chapter 3 -The Vessel:
 "Sarah Purvey's energetic, sizeable vessels appear to reflect the rhythms and textures of the physical landscape. There is no doubt that Purvey connects with her surroundings, but her interior landscape and a personal drive to create also propel the work.”

Wiltshire Life Magazine Feb 2011- Article 
Ceramic Review 2011
Aspect Magazine 2012- Article feature front page image
Ceramic Review Nov/ Dec 2013- Hospitality Exhibition Review
Bath Abbey Hospitality- Bath Spa University 2013