In Conversation with Sara Moorhouse

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In Conversation: Ceramicist Sara Moorhouse and Holburne Director Chris Stephens

Join ceramicist Sara Moorhouse in conversation with Holburne Director, Chris Stephens, to discover the inspiration behind her ceramics exhibited in Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception. The evening will reveal how the theme of arable landscape underlies Sara’s practice, as inspired by the brightly-coloured and linear landscape of Nottinghamshire where she grew up. Fascinated by the ways in which this landscape changes throughout the year and alters the volume of space she explores how coloured lines affect the appearance of space and form. Sara has created several collections, including Equilume, Pulse and St. Ives, which consider colour theory and the notion of changing form through colour.

Sara Moorhouse studied Illustration at Wolverhampton in 1993 where she specialised in Children’s Books. She then undertook a PGCE in Exeter and taught art for 6 years. In 2003 she joined a Masters programme in Cardiff where she developed her ceramic practice and also wrote a PhD about the ways in which colour affects the perception of three-dimensional ceramic forms.

'Pulse 01', white earthenware, underglaze colour, matt glaze © Sara Moorhouse

‘Pulse 01′, white earthenware, underglaze colour, matt glaze © Sara Moorhouse