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Sarah Cooling

Influenced by the artist community in St Ives, where Sarah Cooling grew up and later moved near to Limoges, famous for its hard paste porcelain and Medieval and Renaissance enamel, she became interested in all aspects of the arts from an early age.

On her return to West Penwith Sarah Cooling was able to spend some time at Leach Pottery, and she developed her practice with wheel throwing during her BA (Hons) Art and Design with Plymouth University, where she obtained a first-class degree.

The translucency of porcelain and its fragile and delicate quality enables Sarah to create a visual narrative of how nature touches us, and reminds us of our intrinsic interconnectedness. Working from her studio at Krowji in Redruth, Sarah Cooling creates forms that evoke a sense of curiosity in form and finishes by using layered slips and glazes that will always reveal the true nature of the materials beneath.

Contemporary Porcelain Pots

Sarah Cooling is a talented contemporary artist renowned for her exquisite porcelain pots. With a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetics, Cooling’s creations captivate viewers with their delicate beauty and timeless elegance. Her pots exhibit a harmonious balance of form, texture, and colour, drawing inspiration from nature and the world around us. Sarah Cooling’s contemporary porcelain pots are not just functional vessels; they are exquisite works of art that embody the essence of contemporary ceramic craftsmanship.

Our Favourite Pieces

Each piece is beautifully handmade and unique, we have selected a few of our favourites to show you.

white stoneware bottles and vases

Porcelain Sandhya Bottles

Elegant wheel thrown porcelain bottle decorated with a black geometric “sgraffito” pattern and orange highlights at the base. Finished with a glossy crackle glaze.

Sgraffito is technique where two successive layers of contrasting slip or glaze are applied to an unfired ceramic body and then scratched to reveal parts of the underlying layer.

Ceramic tea bowls

Porcelain Bowls with Bronze Glaze

Elegant wheel thrown black porcelain bowl decorated with a “moon through trees” sgraffito pattern, finished inside with a lustrous bronze glaze.

Sarah is inspired to create glazes or surfaces where layers build curiosity and interest so at some point the qualities of the original porcelain or clay body will be apparent. This theme manifests in various ways from glassy crackle glazes to scratching through layers of slip and glaze.

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