Hollow Form I

Sarah Purvey
Hollow Form I by artist Sarah Purvey is a decorative vessel which forms part of an ongoing series that explores Sarah's deep connection to clay and drawing. This particular piece features small ruptures which are pushed through the wall of the vessel, with additional clay added to form small mounds which Sarah works into the dark textured exterior. Sarah's intensely physical connection to clay, drawing and mark making is employed throughout her process. The result is powerful, sculptural ceramics which combine monumentality and subtlety. No two pieces created are ever the same.
Material: Grogged stoneware clays
cm: Width 25cm, Depth 36cm, Height 46cm
inches: Width 9.8in, Depth 14.2in, Height 18.1in
Care Instructions: Avoid contact with clothing, dust with a dry clean paintbrush


This vessel is coiled with heavily grogged stoneware. Visible from within the form, each coil applied leaves a trace of the process behind, revealing the rhythm of the build. While the clay is still raw and at its most responsive and energised, Sarah pushes through the wall of the vessel to create small mounds and adds texture by drawing directly onto the exterior of the piece.
The Maker Sarah Purvey Artist & Maker - South West England

Artist Sarah Purvey, based in South West England, is a celebrated ceramicist and illustrator whose work is represented by galleries both nationally and internationally. After graduating in 1991, Sarah worked on various collections and exhibitions, before returning to Bath Spa University in 2009 to complete a MA in Ceramics. Sarah’s work explores personal emotional landscape through drawing. Working on both paper and in clay during the making process, each piece carries an emotional charged connection to time and place.