Artwork for Sara Jane Harper
As it is, As it was, As it will be
The Vessel Family
My method of working is concerned with the doing and the making, an intuitive journey of discovery where the end product is not the principle focus. I work intuitively and my inspiration comes from many sources including children's art, outsider art, philosophy, nature, archetypal symbols and the ancient. I have a vocabulary of marks and symbols that has developed over the years and a way of working that involves the manipulation of materials. I am a painter who also makes pots - my pots are another vehicle for expression and I enjoy making work that is accessible and affordable. I have produced thousands of pots over the years and they are spread far and wide.
As an artist I have the opportunity to explore and create - to see the world in a different way. Perceived external reality is not my primary focus... but rather the exploration of an inner journey of self discovery.
I am an artist, my practice involves working with a wide variety of materials to explore ideas and develop my art work. Alongside making my own artwork I have worked extensively with both children and adults - providing workshops and art projects.
Workshops and Art Projects for both Adults and Children.
Producing my own artwork and ceramics.
Exhibiting as a solo artist and with artists groups.
Volunteer and Committee member for Helfagelf Open Studios (2011-2018)
Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic - BA(Hons) 1st Class (1982)
Reading University - MFA -Masters Degree - (1987)
Ty Pawb - Ceramic Collection Wrexham, North Wales
H-Art Autumn Exhibition, The Radnor Arms Hotel, New Radnor
Storiel Gallery, Bangor, North Wales.
Ty-Pawb Gallery, Wrexham, North Wales.