Making pots: The relentless quest for improvement

Sunday 22 September | 12pm | 1 hour 

Award-winning ceramicist Sara Flynn will discuss her influences, process and the importance of learning from your mistakes.

Sara Flynn by Glenn Norwood

More about Sara Flynn

Irish-born ceramic sculptor Sara Flynn is highly regarded for her distinctive pots and vessels, always glazed to perfection. Trained at the venerable Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork, Ireland, Flynn uses her ‘life-long love affair’ with porcelain and clay to mould her widely-exhibited, semi-biomorphic forms. In 2019 she won a Golden Fleece Award and she was a finalist in the prestigious Loewe Craft Prize in 2017, where she also served on the Experts Panel in 2018 and 2019.

Her work is held in major collections including at Chatsworth; The Victoria & Albert Museum; The Gardiner Museum (Toronto) and The National Museum of Ireland. Sara will undertake a month-long residency in rural Japan this October concluding with participation in a ceramics festival. Learn more about Sara Flynn.

Banner image: Sara Flynn pots by Stuart Burford courtesy of Erskine Hall & Coe