Sarah Guppy has had an international career as a gilder and painter, and while still doing this work, after discovering clay she has been entranced with the medium and its endless potential.
She began working in clay with Bronwyn Cornish and soon joined Auckland Studio Potters where for many years she was taught by Peter Lange, Peter Stichbury and Renton Murray. Twice she was selected for the Wai Clay awards at the Waikato Museum, and has exhibited in Wellington at Visual Culture, Artform Matakana, City Gallery Invercargill, and Whitespace in Auckland.
As a local artist of 22 years Sarah says she is pleased to be part of Papatūānuku (mother earth is breathing) - Urban Flora and Fauna Trails in Grey Lynn and around and the wider Auckland Artweek.
“An artist’s job is to be moved, and in doing so reveal the inner inspiration into an outer expression. The world is made up of artistic communities; the book shelves are heaving with stories of artists’ lives and the museums of the world are packed with people fascinated by what they see,” says Sarah.
This year she was selected for the ’Small Sculpture Prize’ for her work “Cup-ling” and also for the Walker and Hall Awards at the Waiheke Community Art Gallery. In March she co-created “Painter, Potter, Printmaker” with Sally Simons and Lauren Dresher.
Currently she has ceramic works at Artform in Matakana.
We are delighted to show Sarah’s works at Honeybones, Shjark (with Vonney Ball) and at Vonney Ball’s StudioSpace.
Meanwhile Sarah works on commissions and sells at selected art outlets.
Her website www.sarahguppy.co.nz
Serpent Urn - Sarah Guppy - Grogged clay with Guppy grey glaze
Owly - Sarah Guppy - Terra Cotta and slip