View Image Gallery Sarah Villeneau(Full member)Tel: +44(0)7734 958 310 Email: Web: www.artofinteraction.co.uk
Sarah has been a ceramic artist for over 20 years and has exhibited throughout Great Britain. Whilst Sarah’s work is still largely based on the vessel form, it has latterly evolved towards the more sculptural, and is often an emotional response to organic and repeat forms in nature. Whilst the work is partly a sensuous celebration of form and texture, Sarah is increasingly interested in the “alien” or the unseen - microscopic or hidden images – and the way we continually interpret and attempt to understand the world through patterns, connections and relationships.
Current work is coiled pinched, carved and embellished handbuilt, one-off sculptural pieces, usually wood-fired in an anagama kiln, although other firing methods are sometimes used – glazed and unglazed stoneware firing in an electric kiln or soda firing in a wood kiln. Sarah uses a variety of Earthstone Scarva stoneware bodies.
Sarah is also associated with "Art of Interaction" where you can see her blog and other information.
My preferred method of firing is in an anagama kiln; however, I am investigating various dry glazes and engobes for use in an electric or gas kiln. Most work is fired to 1240C or above. Past work has been slip-decorated, burnished and fired in a sawdust kiln.
Sarah has been involved in Community Arts, Arts in Education and currently works with Creative Partnerships in an advisory/mentoring role. She is a trained Action Learning Facilitator and uses clay as a consultation tool as well as a medium to develop creative approaches. She has recently been a consultant to the Arts Council, and is a trained mentor with coaching skills.
Mixed Sculpture, Harlequin Gallery, Greenwich, London, June 2008
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Contact DetailsStudio Address: Studio 14, Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, S1 2BS.
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Joined on: 2008-10-01
Last Updated: 2010-08-27