56h x 43w x 29d cm
45h x43w x 32d cm
58h x 43w x 33d cm
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Sarah Purvey completed an MA in ceramics at Bath Spa University in 2009 having completed her BA twenty years previously in 1991.
Purvey has had solo exhibitions in St Ives, Amsterdam and Bath and has shown widely in group exhibitions including New York and London.
Purvey’s work featured in the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2012, The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries London, The Bath Society of Artists at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath and the Royal West Of England Annual Exhibition 2016. Her work is represented by galleries both nationally and internationally.
Curator of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery: Sophie Cummings
“Sarah Purvey’creates powerful, sculptural ceramics which combine monumentality and subtlety to unique effect. Her explorations of form, tonality and the possibilities of clay resolve themselves in large, engaging and instinctive vessels.
Swindon Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to have recently acquired ‘Witnessed’ to join our permanent collection of modern British art.
This work encapsulates Purvey’s increasingly confident use of mark making to create ceramics with nod strongly towards Purvey’s drawing practice. It also shows her ability to create vessels with commanding gallery presence and a subtlety that invites multiple viewings.”