Sarah Fraser is an artist and ceramicist based in Manchester. 

 

She uses a variety of processes and techniques to create simple functional forms that embody traces of the making process.

 

Her work is strongly informed by what she observes in nature and in the world around her: temporal tones of earth, sky and water; the acid contrast of lichen on granite; the constant shift in palette as the seasons change. By tinting slips and clay bodies with oxides and stains, and experimenting with glazes, she has been investigating ways of translating these colour combinations and textural elements into functional ware.

 

Fraser is also currently the exploring ideas about gender and the gaze through sculptural work.

 

She is a founding member of the Manchester Ceramics Collective and works at Community Clay Studio in Hulme as a Head Technician and teacher. 

 

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