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Sarah Cooling

Sarah Cooling

Sarah did a FdA Post A level diploma in Art and Design at the Cornwall college with distinction. This was followed by attending the University of Plymouth and achieved a BA (Hons) Art and Design Practice, First Class Hons degree.

Sarah’s work was featured in the Arts Society Truro Publicity and newsletter.

Her work:

Influenced by the artist community in St Ives, where she grew up and later moving near to the City of Limoges, famous for its hard paste porcelain and Medieval and Renaissance enamel, Sarah became interested in all aspects of the arts from an early age. On her return to West Penwith, she was able to spend some time at Leach Pottery where she became interested in the qualities of clay and porcelain, specifically for its translucency, and help developed her technique with wheel throwing during her University degree.

Sarah prefers to throw with Audrey Blackman porcelain. She creates forms that are often precarious, such as moon jars, egg sculptures and rocking bowls but that also offer traces of tradition from both the East and West. Mostly using a developed palette of subtle glazes, and her lifelong watercolour and ink mark-making using layering processes, she then develops and uses these artworks uniquely within each piece.

Focusing primarily on the concept of human transparency and essence, she narrates ideas that convey possibility of deeper embodiment ‘within’, consequently resulting in more meaningful human connection to landscape and the importance of acknowledging the interconnectedness and impact of human-landscape relationship.

Exhibitions include:

  • Meta Gallery                                           Penzance
  • The Newlyn Exchange Gallery               Newlyn