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Sara Flynn

  • Porcelain maker
  • Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Master Artisan
Sara Flynn Porcelain maker
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English
Hours:
By appointment only
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Listening to porcelain

  • • Sara’s work features in international public collections
  • • She has sat on the expert panel of the Loewe Crafts Prize
  • • She makes porcelain works but has also explored cast bronze

Sara Flynn credits her mother with her strong creative streak. “She is one of those women who will try her hand at anything,” she explains. “She would go to auctions to pick up furniture for next to nothing and then restore them. She tended a beautiful garden and made amazing food from the produce she grew. Everything she did, she did with joy.” Sara herself originally went to college with the intention of being a painter, but an art foundation year allowed her to experiment with other materials, including clay, which she immediately embraced. Over the last 25 years, she has achieved international recognition for sculptural vessels, mainly in porcelain, that express her love of form, line and volume.

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Works

  • Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
  • Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
  • Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
  • Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
  • Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Photo: Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Camber vessel

This manganese black glaze porcelain vessel was thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the final unstructured shape, Sara modelled the clay by hand at different stages during the drying process. Sara conveys her passion for form, lines and volumes through her designs and chosen material, finding porcelain to be the perfect medium to express her thoughts.

Height 29 cm

Sara Flynn Porcelain maker
Photo: Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Pair Camber vessels

These two porcelain vessels, one with manganese black glaze, the other with pearlescent white glaze, were thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the final unstructured shape, Sara modelleded the clay by hand at different stages during the drying process.

Height 29 cm
Height 30.5

Sara Flynn Porcelain maker
Photo: Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Spine Camber bowl

With a celadon glaze exterior and contrasting manganese black interior, this porcelain vessel was thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the final unstructured shape, Sara modelled the clay by hand at different stages during the drying process.

Height 18 cm

Sara Flynn Porcelain maker
Photo: Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Flection vessel

This ice-white vellum glazed porcelain vessel was thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the final unstructured shape, Sara modelled the clay by hand at different stages during the drying process. Sara conveys her passion for form, lines and volumes through her designs and chosen material.

Height 31 cm

Sara Flynn Porcelain maker
Photo: Photo by Glenn Norwood, © Sokyo Gallery
Hipped vessel

This manganese black glaze porcelain vessel was thrown on a potter’s wheel. To achieve the final unstructured shape, Sara modelled the clay by hand at different stages during the drying process. Sara conveys her passion for form, lines and volumes through her designs and chosen material.

Height 28.5 cm

Sara Flynn Porcelain maker

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