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Camber-Esker Vessels

Manganese-Black and Velvet-White Glaze, 29.5cm , 17cm, 24cm
Photographer, Glenn Norwood

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Camber Vessel

Porcelain, 30cm high
Photographer, Glenn Norwood

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Esker Vessel

Porcelain, 18.5cm high
Photographer, Glenn Norwood

Sara Flynn_Camber Vessel & Esker Vessel_Porcelain_23.5cm high_Photographer Rory Moore

Camber Vessel and Esker Vessel

Porcelain, 23.5cm high and 12.5cm high
Photographer, Rory Moore

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Esker Vessel

Porcelain, 12.5 high
Photographer, Rory Moore


Gesture Vessel

porcelain, 110 x 110 x 110mm
Photographer, Rory Moore


Indented Vessel

porcelain, 125 x 110 x 110mm
Photographer, Rory Moore


Indented Vessel

Porcelain, 125 x 110 x 110mm
Photographer, Rory Moore


Sara Flynn

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-2018

Sara Flynn’s work focused exclusively on thrown and altered porcelain until 2016, when she produced a series of sculptural works in bronze.

With her ceramic work, she is concerned with the challenges of throwing and how work is altered at varying stages of the drying process. Coupled with a constant exploration and understanding of form and volume, the main elements feeding the development of her work are process and finish. The element of risk is crucial while exploring new methods and ideas. Creating objects that are aesthetically unsuccessful is an inevitable part of the process to refining and finishing the most successful works. Understanding how to read and resolve form is fundamental to the progress and development of her practice.

Work is fired in either gas or electric kilns to between 1240-1280° centigrade, offering a variety of colours and finishes ranging from complex blacks, warm and vibrant yellows to cool and subtle celadon greens and whites.

Flynn graduated from Crawford College of Art in Design, Cork in 1998 with a Degree in Ceramic Design. She works from her studio in Belfast.


Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, UK
Columbus State University, USA
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Department of Foreign Affairs, Ireland
National Museum of Ireland
Office of Public Works, Ireland
Shanghai Municipal People's Government, China
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada
The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Ireland
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, UK
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

Finalist, Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, Madrid, Spain
Merit, Golden Fleece Award
Winner, Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter, Ceramics Ireland Award


Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Sara Flynn,
Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK
Ontogeny, Solo Exhibition, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
2014 & 2012 
Sara Flynn, Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK


Group Exhibitions

Narratives in Making, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
Spring Exhibition, Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK
Disobedient Bodies, JW Anderson Curates, The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, West Yorkshire, UK
PAD, Paris, France
Vase, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
London Art Fair, UK
Side by Side, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France
London Art Fair, UK
Basic Black, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, USA
Joint Exhibition, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Taste 2, Art Geneva, Switzerland
Taste: Contemporary Crafts
, Geneva, Switzerland
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
FIVE into FOUR, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Future Beauty?, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny and Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Liverpool Corked, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
In Situ, The Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham University, UK
SOFA New York, USA (also SOFA Chicago, 2008 and 2007)
dubh – dialogues in black, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK
In Situ, The Civic, Barnsley, Yorkshire, UK
My Place, The Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Duet, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK
dubh – dialogues in black, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
transFORM, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Ceramics Ireland Annual Exhibition, Rathfarham Castle, Dublin
fineEarth, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Newcomers, OnLine Gallery, Hampshire, UK
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Present – Contemporary Craft, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London, UK
Design Miami/Basel, Miami, USA
Black, Leach Pottery Museum, St. Ives, UK
MATERIALpoetry, The American Irish Historical Society, New York, USA
Summer Exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK
Positive Space, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Womens’ Work, Gallerytop, Derbyshire, UK
PORTFOLIO, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny; Kenny Gallery, Galway; Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Art of Clay, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin
Thrown – Ceramics selected by Sara Flynn, Lavit Gallery, Cork
Sculptural Ceramics, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Black and Gold, Platform Gallery, Lancashire, UK


Gallery Representation

Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Contact Details:

Sara Flynn

T. +353 (0)86 214 4355