Sara Dodd is a British ceramist, gaining a BA Hons in Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2013. Sara worked as assistant for Kate Malone during the Crystal Story Wall in 2011, and for Katharine Morling from 2013 to 2015. She hand-crafts her ceramics in London.
Dodd was drawn to porcelain for it’s delicacy and translucent quality, and its ability to play with light like no other material. Her work aims to capture the fragility of clay, by creating shapes and manipulating forms to give the illusion of weightlessness.
‘I take my inspiration from the natural world and observing how people interact. My work explores how individual units can build to create sculptures and installations. My love of using clay, and in particular porcelain, comes from a fascination of turning a wet malleable material into rigid translucent ceramic. I try to work intuitively accessing semiconscious connections to reveal meaning and statements in my work during the making process and at its completion.’
Sara has exhibited widely internationally, culminating in the New York Ceramics and Glass Fair and the 2017 RA Summer Exhibition, where her pieces sold out.