Beach inspired clay sculpture. Hand built using coil and slab techniques in a variety of clays, the work explores the combination of fire and clays using electric, raku and smoke kiln firings.


'There is a close affiliation between the beach stones I collect and my work'

Sally makes ceramic sculpture, experimenting with combinations of clays and kiln firings to capture the essence of the Islands landscape. By using hand building techniques each piece evolves slowly, enabling it to develop its own character, to become individual while retaining evidence of the maker and reflecting the influences from many other sources, including neolithic artifacts. The technical challenges of working with clay and fire provides endless inspiration.

The scale of work ranges from palm sized pieces to large standing forms, with large bowls up to 50cm diameter formed in plaster moulds made from mooring buoys. The work is either high fired to 1260ºC or Raku and saggar smoke fired.

Sally studied 3D design at Middlesex University 1977-1980. Married and moved to the Isle of Wight in 1981 and worked with clay until starting a family in 1987. She began again in a new studio at her home in Bembridge in 2006 and following a move to West Wight in 2014 now has a converted garage studio and renovated Barn exhibition space in Thorley, Isle of Wight.

Solo Show         2009   The Rope Store, Quay Arts , Newport. I.O.W.

Art Fairs

2012, 2013, 2015     Art in Clay at Hatfield House

2012, 2013, 2015     Art in Clay at The Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

2010                         Oxford Ceramics CPA association stand


Joint Exhibitions 

with Coast Art    Mandy Bangerter, Gerry Price, Sally Woodford and Penny Walford

                                 Following a feature in Coast Magazine in February 2012

2014                         Rope Store Gallery,Quay Arts, Newport I.O.W

2012,2013, 2014      Bembridge Sailing Club, I.O.W

2012                         Garlic Farm, Newchurch

with QuayCrafts 

2019   Out of the Box a collaboration with Carisbrooke Castle Museum

2017   Out of the Shadows Casting new light on Julia Margaret Cameron, Dimbola Museum  

2015   Beyond the Red Rope a collaboration with Osbourne House, East Cowes

2014-2015  The Damerham Archeological Project   The Red House Museum, Christchurch,      Brading Roman Villa and Kingston University Gallery  

2013   William Cobbett: 250th Anniversary Farnham Museum, Surrey

2011   Another Time, Another Place : 25 Years of QuayCrafts  West Gallery, Quay Arts

2010  A Place Between Pelham House Gallery, Cowes

2009  Time and Place Ventnor Botanical Gardens I.O.W

A Summer Exhibition with Martin and Melaine Swan and Sarah Talbot, an annual exhibition from 2010 to 2020 at Quarr Abbey, Fishbourne I.O.W

2010 and 2011  an exhiition with Southern Ceramic Group at Bishops Kitchen Chichester  

Participated in Isle of Wight Arts Open Studio since 2006


Demonstrations and talks

2014      Vectis DFAS

2012      I.O.W. Arts Club

2011      Southern Ceramic Group

2011      Wey Ceramic Sciety                                                                                                               












Ceramics / Sculpture




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