School of Art

Contact Details

School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Sarah Monk

Born: 1969, UK, England, Hampshire

Ceramicist. Monk studied at Bath Spa University where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics. She met fellow potter Jon Williams while studying and they married and set up their studio in 1994 at Eastnor Pottery near Ledbury, Herefordshire. It is here where Sarah designs and makes small batch slipware.

Her approach is relaxed and playful, which translates through to the finished pieces. Pieces are wheel-thrown, slab-built and hand-built with terracotta clay. Slips are brushed and splattered. Sgraffito designs are freely etched into surfaces and clay sprig motifs applied, making the pieces surprisingly tactile. All making happens at the wet clay stage. After biscuit firing, nothing else is added to the surface except for a simple glaze.

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

[Teapot] C1516 Ceramics