Sarah Villeneau2022-04-01T18:27:18+01:00

Sarah Villeneau

Sarah uses handbuilding processes to create organic vessel-based and abstract sculptures, decorated with satin matte glazes and volcanic surfaces and fired to stoneware.

Working from her eco-built studio on the rural oasis of Green Estate up on the Manor, Sarah exploits the expressive and versatile properties of clay and how it can be used to interpret and reimagine organic form. Inspired by the physiology of the body and how this relates to our natural world, Sarah’s work aims to capture the essence of nature, creating a new language of forms that are ambiguous, tactile, sensuous and intriguing.

Using mainly handbuilding processes of slabbing, pinching and extruding, Sarah makes decorative vessel forms as well as organic sculptures in which she increasingly incorporates ‘alien’ materials – slate, metal, pre-fired ceramics, wire, string etc. She is constantly expanding her glaze palette in terms of both colour and texture, whilst mostly sticking with matte or semi-matte surfaces and earthy colours.

Sarah also offers one-off workshops and courses, and coaching for visual artists.

Studio visits

My studio will be open for visits on the following days:

  • Sunday May 1st
  • Monday May 2nd

About my studio

My messy workspace will be tidied and work put on display. I love getting feedback and talking art.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available

Contact me

Studio location

Studio 3
Manor Oaks Studios
389 Manor Lane,
Sheffield S2 1UL

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