Sarah Fraser is a ceramic artist who uses a variety of techniques such as throwing, mould making and hand building to explore identity, gender and the natural world.
She combines her creative practice with teaching, conceptualising and delivering ceramic community engagement workshops with people in various contexts. Currently working freelance at the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) she lead on the co-production of an edition of Staffordshire flatback figurines as part of the Cultural Icons exhibition for BCB 2019 and the Production line space where members of the public could take part in making figurines using traditional techniques on the old Spode China Hall. She is looking forward to further developing an engaged practice such as BCB Clay Works? and working with organisations such as the Portland Inn Project on their fellowship programme in 2020.
Sarah studied visual arts at the University of South Africa and has developed her clay skills through independent study, use of shared studios in London and Manchester and work-based learning at Clay Studio in Manchester where she has worked as a technician and tutor since 2017.
In 2018, Sarah co-founded the shared studio, Manchester Ceramics Collective with Sarah Baines, Matt Cronshaw, Sarah Crosby and Rebecca Morris which provides a ceramic workshop space for 12 ceramicists.