ceramics

Sarah Grove

My range of functional jugs and vases fulfil my love of both clay and stitch. As a small child I pressed clay into surfaces and formed it around jars. Now I take the delicate nature of textiles and make them permanent in porcelain. An interest in clay and stitch were passed to me by my mother and likewise handmade textiles and precious ceramics are passed from generation to generation.

Having moved to London to study ceramics, graduating from Camberwell College of Arts and setting up my studio in 2000, I soon returned to my love of pressed surfaces, now using a fine plaster to fix them, and began to exploit the vast range of textures and techniques from sumptuous, deeply upholstered silk to thrifty patchwork. I now stitch, stuff and upholster the inexorably feminine textiles, cast in plaster, press and ‘tailor’ slabs to make my porcelain jugs, vases and lamps. As such they stimulate memories of comfort, warmth and curiosity.

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Reviews

I was lucky enough to find myself at Fosse House Gallery a few weeks ago. The knowledgeable and friendly owner Shenac, has a wonderful eye and her creative space was packed full of delightful art and gifts. I couldn’t resist leaving without several packets of her delightful signature ‘bee’ cards. I will definitely be back.

Nikki L, near Rugby

Just to say a very big thank you for the excellent framing of our picture, and for all the helpful suggestions and ideas, and good advice – we really love the result! It looks like a totally new picture, it seems to have brought it to life. We will be back.

Ruth & Rod, near Rugby

You have done a great job of framing our Dior vintage poster – after many years we are now about to enjoy it! Excellent Jonny!! Lovely gallery, we wish you every success.

Michael C, Rugby

Just had 2 pictures framed of my artwork and am SO pleased with how professional they now look! Jonny was so helpful and took time helping me choose the right frame & knew exactly what I wanted. I’m a novice at this, but Jonny made me feel not only great for such a good job he made on framing my work, but gave my confidence a bit of a boost! Definitely bringing my artwork here again. Thanks Jonny! See you soon! Give Sox a cuddle from me.

Amanda H, Rugby

Thanks for doing such a great job with the Hockney print. It’s now hanging in the hall for all to see and looks fabulous.

Mr. Henderson, Daventry