Shadow by artist Sarah Purvey is a decorative vessel which forms part of an ongoing series exploring Sarah's intensely physical connection to her work. Throughout her process, Sarah explores clay, drawing and mark making, resulting in powerful, sculptural ceramics which combine monumentality and subtlety. Each piece is coiled using heavily grogged stoneware clays, which she then draws into so they become charged with her own emotional landscape. No two pieces created are ever the same.
Material: Grogged stoneware clays
cm: Width 19cm, Depth 39cm, Height 35cm
inches: Width 7.5in, Depth 15.4in, Height 13.8in
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, the piece is painted with coloured slips before being fired.
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.