The eighth in our series on makers who create objects that will suit museum and gallery retailers is ceramicist Sarah Villeneau. Sarah’s sculptural and organic one-off pieces typify the kind of work we are profiling in our virtual partnership with the Association for Cultural Enterprises. Explore Sarah’s virtual display, examine her striking shapes and distinctive mark-making, and decide which pieces would look great in your favourite museum or gallery shop.
Sarah works in high-fired clay, carefully building her deliberately ambiguous forms which she describes as “physiological, geological, animalistic, conjuring the mysterious and alien in nature”. The introduction of surface glazes and other materials add to the contrasts of strength and fragility, imperfection and vulnerability.