4. Flection Vessel. Photographer Glenn Norwood. Copyright Sara Flynn

Flection Vessel

Porcelain, mangabese layered glaze
31.5 cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

2. Flection Vessel. Photographer Glenn Norwood. Copyright Sara Flynn

Flection Vessel

Porcelain, mangabese layered glaze
31.5 cm high
Photographer: Stuart Burford

SF19.02 Black Camber Vessel. 28.5cm high

Black Camber Vessel

Dimensions: 28.5cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

3. Camber Vessel. Photographer Glenn Norwood. Copyright Sara Flynn

Camber Vessel

Photographer: Glenn Norwood

SF19.03 Grey Speckle Camber Vessel 23cm high

Grey Speckle Camber Vessel

Dimensions: 23cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

SF109.01 Black Flection Vessel. 34.5 cm high

Black Flection Vessel

Dimensions: 34.5 cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

1. Flection Vessel. Photographer Glenn Norwood. Copyright Sara Flynn

Flection Vessel

Porcelain, maganese glaze
31 cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

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Camber-Esker Vessels

Manganese-Black and Velvet-White Glaze
From left to right: 29.5cm high 17cm high and 24cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

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Yellow Camber Vessel

Porcelain, 30cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

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Esker Vessel

Porcelain, 18.5cm high
Photographer: Glenn Norwood

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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

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Gesture Vessel

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

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Indented Vessel

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

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Indented Vessel

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

ceramics/ceirmeacht

Sara Flynn

Selected for PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-2020

Concentrating on the challenges of thrown forms which are then altered and
changed at varying stages of the drying process, I produce sculptural
decorative vessels. ‘Closed’ abstract forms are also explored through the production of limited edition cast bronze objects. In essence, the major concerns that my work deals with are a love of form, line and volume expressed through the qualities and scope of my chosen materials. 

I have an on-going relationship with porcelain, and for now it is still my
clay of choice. Of great importance is the potential of new and exciting
edges, contours and shapes which can be explored through an understanding of
material qualities and increasing skill.

Surface quality is also critical. I research extensively to find the best
glaze for the form or vice-versa. Patination of the cast forms is carefully
considered to accentuate the form and speak of the material.

Having begun my career producing small-scale functional pots, as my skill
has increased I have moved entirely into making one-off forms which are
purely sculptural in their intent. Currently the main elements feeding the development of the work are process and finish coupled with constant exploration and a deepening understanding of form, volume and silhouette. Sympathy with my materials is a crucial aspect feeding how I work and what I make.

Another important aspect of my thinking and development of ideas involves
‘play’. Experimenting. Trying things out which often initially don’t work.
This uninhibited part of my making-cycle involves risk-taking, failure and
critical understanding.  It is fundamental to my way of understanding and to
resolving ideas. 

Sara graduated from Crawford College of Art in Design, Cork in 1998 with a Degree in Ceramic Design. She is based in Belfast.

Collections

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

Selected Awards

2017
Finalist, Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, Madrid, Spain
2016    
Merit, Golden Fleece Award
2014
European Ceramic Context, Bornholm, Denmark
2010    
Winner, Peter Brennan Pioneering Potter, Ceramics Ireland Award

 

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016 & 2018 
Sara Flynn,
Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK
2015
Ontogeny, Solo Exhibition, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown, Northern Ireland
2014 & 2012 
Sara Flynn, Erskine Hall & Coe, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2019
Surface Matters, Dublin Castle; Artesania Catalunya CCAM, Barcelona, Spain and National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny 
2018
Modern Masters, International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany.
2017   
Encounters 3 – Lionel Wendt, Richard Smith, Sara Flynn, Miami Design District, Florida, USA
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
2016
Vase, National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny
London Art Fair, UK
2015
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
2015-2014
Taste: Contemporary Crafts
, Geneva, Switzerland
2014  
Centred, Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin
Vase, Vessel, Void, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin
2013
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
2012   
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
2012-2010
COLLECT, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2011
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
2011-2010
Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2010
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


E. saraflynn71@gmail.com
www.saraflynnceramic.com