Sara Moorhouse is a ceramic artist whose work looks at how spaces within landscape are altered depending on the ever-changing colours of season, weather, time and farming.


The development of her work into ceramics, colour and spatial perception began with a Masters in Cardiff in 2003, ideas of she is now developing by way of a PhD. The bowls act as a canvas for paintings that distil aspects of landscape, altering the size, depth and shape of the form by their colour. Bowls can be made to seem wider or narrower, deeper or shallower or they may appear to undulate, move or hover by the juxtaposition of finer lines.

Selected Galleries & Exhibitions

Welsh Artist of the Year, Cardiff

National Eisteddfod, Swansea

Chelsea Crafts Fair, London

Verve, Ruthin Crafts Centre, Ruthin

The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Korea

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Gallerie Dessers, Hassalt, Belgium

Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, N Wales

Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff and Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge, N Wales

Contemporary Applied Arts, London

Bluecoats Display Centre, Liverpool

Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

Awards: prizes

First prize in the category 'Vessel, Form, Décor' for the Ceramics for Europe

Westerwald Prize 2009, Germany: E5000

People's Choice Award, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Swansea

Welsh Artist of the Year Award for the Applied Arts

First Time Exhibitor Award, Chelsea Crafts Fair

Diploma of Honour, Honourable Mention, 3rd World Ceramic Biennale '05 Korea

Awards: funding

Arts Council Wales Training Grant

Art Council Wales Project Grant: £5000

Palmer Travel Award, Colour Group of Great Britain

Overseas Travel Award, UWIC

Bursary: PhD in Ceramics, UWIC Bars Scheme, Cardiff

WAI Travel Award: Ceramic Biennale 2005 Exhibition, Korea