Sarah Purvey was born in Middlesex and moved to Devon in 1986 to study 3-D design at Plymouth College of Art. Sarah moved on to study at Bath College of Higher Education achieving her BA Honours Degree in Ceramics in 1991.
Sarah returned to work with clay in 2007 and undertook her MA in Ceramics at Bath School of Art, Bath Spa University receiving her Masters Degree in 2009. On finishing the course Sarah has remained a Resident Artist at the University's Corsham Court Postgraduate Center, the former home of Bath Academy of Art.
In July 2010 Sarah received full membership to the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey. In October Sarah was awarded the First Prize by the panel for her two ceramic forms submitted to the Pound Arts Open, Pound Pill, Wiltshire.
In November 2010 Sarah exhibited work at Gallery 27 Cork Street in a joint venture between with the Katharine House Gallery Marlborough and Askew Art Based in Henley on Thames in an exhibition entitled Post War British Art.
Sarah has work on permanent display within the Art Collection at the Corsham Court Center Wiltshire.
Qualifications and Training
2008- 2009 MA Ceramics Bath School of Art and Design,
Bath Spa University
1988- 1991 BA Ceramics Bath College of Higher Education
1986-1988 BTEC Ceramics Plymouth College of Art and Design
July 2010 Full Membership The Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey
October 2010 First Prize Awarded by the panel at the Corsham Pound Arts Open
Commission from Derry Hill Primary School February 2010
The Art Collection- Corsham Court Centre September 2010
Private Collection- Tokyo 2011
November 2010 Gallery 27 Cork Street with Katharine House Gallery
October 2010 First Prize awarded at The Pound Arts Corsham Open Show
October 2010 Calne Arts Festival Group Show
September 2010 Katharine House Gallery, Marlborough
September 2010 Bradford On Avon Arts Festival- Sculpture Garden –‘Tribe’
August 2010 Selected as Guest Potter at Potters- Clifton, Bristol
July 2010 Full Membership gained at the Devon Guild
June 2010 Calne Artists Group show Heritage Centre Calne
June 2010 Work selected for Bovey Tracey Craft Fair WPA Marquee
May 2010 Work selected group show, Central Gallery Malvern
March 2010 Work selected for Duchy Show Princetown, Devon WPA
March 2010 Solo Show- Landscape, Basement Gallery, Corsham Court
November 2009 Milsom Place, Bath with Mirka Golden Hann
October 2009 Work selected Open Show, The Pound Art Centre, Corsham
October 2009 Group Show, Calne Arts Festival
September 2009 MA Degree Show