Sara Moorhouse was born in Sheffield in 1974. Growing up in Nottinghamshire, her work is influenced by the bright yellow of the Rape Seed fields. After training at West Nottinghamshire College of Further Eductation, Sarah studied illustration at the University of Wolverhampton. Following a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in Art and Design Education at Exeter University, Sara taught and lectured. She then studied for a Masters in Ceramics at the University of Wales in Cardiff before being asked to study further for a PhD.
Sara’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is in public and private collections. She is widely published and has received numerous national and international prizes and awards.She is a member of the Fireworks Clay Studios Collective in Cardiff.
Education and Qualifications
2006-10 UWIC School of Art and Design, Cardiff: PhD Ceramics.
2003-04 UWIC School of Art and Design, Cardiff: MA Ceramics, Distinction.
1996-97 University of Exeter: Post Graduate Certificate in Art and Design Education
1993-96 University of Wolverhampton: BA (Hons) Illustration 2:1.
2009-11 Committee Member, Colour Group of Great Britain (voluntary)
2010 Workshop for research posters, UWIC
2004-05 Private tutoring, Cardiff
2002-03 Lecturer of Art and Design, Stamford College
1997-03 Teacher of Art and Design, King Edward VII School, Melton Mowbray
04/2013 Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London
10/2012 Made London, Marylebone, London
05/2012 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
03/2012 Beyond Borders (NCECA), ArtXchange Gallery, Seattle, USA
03/2012 In the Window, Bluecoats Display Centre, Liverpool
09/2011 Fiesta, Leach Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall 10/2010 Eight, Square 1 Art, Arundel
07/2010 Focus Exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
03/2010 Paperficial, Craft2eu, Hamburg
03/2010 Works from 12th Westerwaldpreis 2009, Grimmerhus Keramikmuseum, Denmark
10/2009 Origin Craft Fair, Somerset House, London
08/2009 Ceramics of Europe 2009, Westerwald Museum, Höhr-Grenshauzen, Germany
02/2009 A Sense of Affinity, Ceramic Gallery, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
10/2007 Hue, Line and Form, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
06/2006 Welsh Artist of the Year, St. Davids Centre, Cardiff
01/2006 Prospect - Ten Artists in Clay, National Museum of Wales
08/2005 Verve, Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin
05/2005 The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Korea
2013 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2012 - 13 Gallerie Dessers, Hassalt, Belgium
2011 - 13 Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin, N Wales
2011 - 13 Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff and Oriel Tegfryn, Menai Bridge, N Wales
2006 - 13 Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2005 - 13 Bluecoats Display Centre, Liverpool
2009 Westerwald Museum, Höhr-Grenshauzen, Germany
2011 The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House, Derbyshire