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William Smith
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Shelly Perkins
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Jill Crowther

Sara Jane Harper

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Artwork for Sara Jane Harper


pinch pots


Sacred Wound

Bipolar 1

Bipolar 2

Moon Goddess


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

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.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

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.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

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.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

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)

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Coventry (Lanchester) Polytechnic - BA(Hons) 1st Class (1982)
Reading University - MFA -Masters Degree - (1987)

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Ty Pawb - Ceramic Collection Wrexham, North Wales
H-Art Autumn Exhibition, The Radnor Arms Hotel, New Radnor

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Storiel Gallery, Bangor, North Wales.
Ty-Pawb Gallery, Wrexham, North Wales.

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