ARTIST PROFILES
 
 

Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders is a figurative Ceramicist working mainly with the construction of slabs. Focusing mostly on human forms, her quirky figures are often decorated with animal and flower details. Each piece is coloured using slips, oxides, and underglazes and fired to stoneware temperatures.

Inspired by Folk Art sculpture, Sarah's style is concerned with the simplification of form, creating sculptures with unique and otherworldly shapes and lines.

 

Sarah Saunders

Sarah Saunders is a figurative Ceramicist working mainly with the construction of slabs. Focusing mostly on human forms, her quirky figures are often decorated with animal and flower details. Each piece is coloured using slips, oxides, and underglazes and fired to stoneware temperatures.

Inspired by Folk Art sculpture, Sarah's style is concerned with the simplification of form, creating sculptures with unique and otherworldly shapes and lines.

 

Anja Penger_Onyett

ARTIST STATEMENT

‘I am inspired by nature every day. From very early on in my life I loved plants. Especially the architectural appearance of flower heads and seed pods.

Over 30 years ago I started pottery as a hobby. This hobby has turned into a full-time profession about 10 years ago.

Most of my work is decorative ceramics. Ideal for display in the garden, on a balcony or on a patio, or indoors.

I start with throwing the pieces on the potter’s wheel; subsequently, clay is added, cut out, and sculpted until the final shape has been achieved.

All work is fired to stoneware temperatures. Therefore, the decorative pieces are frost-proof and suitable for outdoors all year round.

I love making my own glazes. The experimenting never really stops! I want the colours of my work to reflect the brilliant colours in nature. And through the change of the seasons. I want to let the glazes tell a story inspired by nature, travel, landscape, and environment. This is my way of painting with minerals and fire.

 

Anja Penger_Onyett

ARTIST STATEMENT

‘I am inspired by nature every day. From very early on in my life I loved plants. Especially the architectural appearance of flower heads and seed pods.

Over 30 years ago I started pottery as a hobby. This hobby has turned into a full-time profession about 10 years ago.

Most of my work is decorative ceramics. Ideal for display in the garden, on a balcony or on a patio, or indoors.

I start with throwing the pieces on the potter’s wheel; subsequently, clay is added, cut out, and sculpted until the final shape has been achieved.

All work is fired to stoneware temperatures. Therefore, the decorative pieces are frost-proof and suitable for outdoors all year round.

I love making my own glazes. The experimenting never really stops! I want the colours of my work to reflect the brilliant colours in nature. And through the change of the seasons. I want to let the glazes tell a story inspired by nature, travel, landscape, and environment. This is my way of painting with minerals and fire.

 

Anja Penger_Onyett

ARTIST STATEMENT

‘I am inspired by nature every day. From very early on in my life I loved plants. Especially the architectural appearance of flower heads and seed pods.

Over 30 years ago I started pottery as a hobby. This hobby has turned into a full-time profession about 10 years ago.

Most of my work is decorative ceramics. Ideal for display in the garden, on a balcony or on a patio, or indoors.

I start with throwing the pieces on the potter’s wheel; subsequently, clay is added, cut out, and sculpted until the final shape has been achieved.

All work is fired to stoneware temperatures. Therefore, the decorative pieces are frost-proof and suitable for outdoors all year round.

I love making my own glazes. The experimenting never really stops! I want the colours of my work to reflect the brilliant colours in nature. And through the change of the seasons. I want to let the glazes tell a story inspired by nature, travel, landscape, and environment. This is my way of painting with minerals and fire.

 

Maria Santos

Maria Santos creates mirrors, boxes, photo frames and decorative panels, using a combination of enamels, veneers, semi-precious stones, or glass.

Some of her commissioned work is for large mirrors with decorative pewter surrounds. No two pieces are exactly alike as no casting or pressing is involved. Each piece has been worked individually from her designs.

Pewter and Silver foil are a relatively new innovation, and its malleability enables quite intricate repousse’ and chase techniques to be used.

Modern pewter contains no lead and is made up of 91% Tin, 1,5% Antimony and 7,5% Copper.

Much of the inspiration for her designs comes from the natural world and the flexibility of the pewter enables her to recreate the beauty of nature in every small detail.

Pewter has an enduring quality and since it does not oxidise, it requires no other care than an occasional dust.

Member of the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen

 

 

IN THE WINDOW

 photo
Title:  Large tall lady blue/white stripes and tiny Mob Figure
 POA
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: SarahSaunders 
 
 
 photo
Title:  Square bowl blue beard in terracotta
 POA
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: SarahSaunders 
 
 
 photo
Title:  Trinket Bowls
 POA
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: AnjaPenger_Onyett 
 
 
 photo
Title:  Horizon Vases
 POA
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: AnjaPenger_Onyett 
 
 
 photo
Title:  Handbag Vases
 POA
 
Description:
Ceramic
Artist: AnjaPenger_Onyett 
 
 
 photo
Title:  Card Boxes
 POA
 
Description:
Pewter and Thuya Wood
Artist: MariaSantos 
 
 
 

 

Cecilia Colman Gallery 67 St Johns Wood High Street London NW8 7NL - 020 7722 0686