Sarah Jenkins
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Sarah Jenkins Lampshades

I have been creating lampshades by slip casting bone china for over a year. The hand-casting process creates organic irregularities, making each one unique, looking as if it has grown, rather than been made. Although light, they are surprisingly strong, with a gentle translucency that provides a warm soft glow of illumination through the shade. When the lamp is off they have a beautiful matt white textured surface, like a shell. The addition of paper pulp to the slip means that it is possible to produce exceptionally thin and translucent shades. Even the large pieces weigh only around one kilogram.

My Events

Sarah Jenkins Open Studio Prize Draw
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 21 2019.
20 Jul 2019 -
10:00 to 18:00
Sarah Jenkins Open Studio with Prize Draw - final weekend
Sarah Jenkins Open Studio Prize Draw
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Sarah Jenkins Open Studio with Prize Draw
Repeats every day until Sun Jul 14 2019.
13 Jul 2019 -
10:00 to 18:00
Sarah Jenkins Open Studio with Prize Draw
Sarah Jenkins Open Studio with Prize Draw
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Ceramic Art London
Repeats every 2 days until Sun Apr 02 2017.
31 Mar 2017 -
11:00 to 16:30
Sarah Jenkins at Ceramic Art London
Ceramic Art London
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July Open Studios

News

Sarah Jenkins Prize Draw
Sarah Jenkins Open Studio in July 2019 with Prize Draw
Sarah Jenkins Prize Draw
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Sarah Jenkins exhibits in Australia
Sarah's work has been selected as part of a group exhibition of British Artists representing excellence in British Ceramics at Clay Gulgong, Australia's triennial ceramic festival.
Sarah Jenkins exhibits in Australia
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Feature on Contemporary Ceramics Centre blog
Sarah Jenkins is on the Contemporary Ceramics Centre featured makers blog
Feature on Contemporary Ceramics Centre blog
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Lampshade prize at international competition
Sarah Jenkins wins Bruckner Foundation prize at Carouge biennial ceramics competition, Geneva, Switzerland
Lampshade prize at international competition
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ceramics
A wide variety of ceramic vessels in various sizes, bone china light-pieces, I also have a limited edition bronzes.

'From my studio in a shallow dip of rolling farmland, I witness the enduring landscape exposed to the weather, the changing seasons, and passing of the sun. I glimpse the progress of wild creatures in the margins and ponder on the various traces of human life.' 


This was an earlier attempt to describe the why and wherefore of my work. Is it still true? As usual, I find definition eludes me, although those words are at least in part true, I find my work is more abstracted now, more internalised. With each piece of work I am on a quest for the right resonating frequency, something human, something describing nature and the rightness of it. A kind of truth.