Sarah Christie is an artist exploring the traces and expressions of touch and forms of contact, movement and navigation of spaces. Working in clay and with drawing, she is developing research around skin and the body, and embodiment though materials.

Sarah is also co-founder of Deliberate Cities with Andrea Arnold, a project launching in Autumn 2018. Using the body as tool for investigation we interrogate city space as an organising principle, using choreographic rules and questions to explore how these ‘monocultures’ direct our agency, movements, physical responses and behaviours towards distraction and conformity.

She teaches regular arts-based workshops at Imperial College Medical School, to develop tactile and visual observation, descriptive and communication skills through language, drawing and 3D modelling. Sarah collaborates closely with a clinical team which has inspired cross fertilisation of thinking, informing her own artistic practice, and in turn feeding back into her teaching work. She leads visual arts workshops and supervises students on the BSc Humanities, Philosophy and the Law degree, also at Imperial's Medical School, as well as running occasional workshops for adults and children


Forthcoming exhibitions:

October 2018 The Great Divide, OVADA Gallery, Oxford

October 2018, Solo exhibition, The Link, Southwark Cathedral

2019 WhiteNoise Projects



Selected Exhibitions:

September 2018 Tactile Minds, The House Mill, London E3

September 2018 Votive, Southwark Cathedral for Thames Festival

May 2018 'Mess is the Law', Industry City, Brooklyn, New York

June 2018 Open Studios, ASC studios

November 2017 Open Studio, Chocolate Factory N16

June 2017 Small is Beautiful More and Less, Unit 3 projects, London E3

Jan - Feb 2017 Craftsmanship Alone is not Enough, Lethaby Gallery, London

Sept-Oct 2016 Brain Waves, Lethaby Gallery, London

Aug-Sept 2016 Pangolin Gallery, London, 'Mastery of Material'

June 2016 New Designers

June 2016 Central Saint Martins Degree Show

January 2016 UAL Showroom MEAD Scholars and Fellows Showcase

September 2015 British Ceramics Biennial

February 2015 Green Week, Central Saint Martins

July 2014 E&J's Pantry, Endell Street, London

June 2014 Pangolin Gallery Windows, King's Place, London 

May 2014 Interchange Junctions, Howick Place, London


Collaborations, Projects, Residencies

2018 Deliberate Cities Co-founder, launching in Autumn 2018

2018 New member of WhiteNoise Projects

2017 ongoing, New Materialism Peer Group member

September 2017 Artist in Residence in Collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover, Craftspace, Birmingham


Teaching and selected workshops:

2014-present Imperial College London, Medical School, visiting artist

Tutor at fortnightly observation skills workshops, MBBS medical students

- sculpture tutor on BSc Humanities, Philosophy and the Law; Dissertation supervisor

2018 King's College London - Drawing workshop, Florence Nightingale Faculty for Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care

2018 Morley College, Professional Development

2017 Crafts Council - Selected artist 'Make Your Future' 2017 schools workshop programme

June 2017 - Craftspace 20th Anniversary workshop and open day, Centrala Gallery, Birmingham

Sept 2016 In:Site Festival of Graduate Creativity, Craftspace, Birmingham

July-August 2016 - William Morris Gallery, London, Master Painter for Clare Twomey's Time Present, and Time Past

October 2015 - V&A Late 'The Potteries'

August 2015 - 'Clay Cargo', Clayground Collective - Public engagement project, Kings Cross, London

August to October 2014 - 'Clay Cargo', Clayground Collective - Public engagement project with Camden Libraries, Kings Cross, London

September 2014 - 'Thinking Hands?' Symposium, Central St Martins

April to July 2014 - Community Focus - weekly ceramics classes to adults with learning disabilities, and care home residents


Selected Talks:

May 2018 - Artist's talk, OVADA Gallery, Oxford

April 2018 - See | Sense, in conversation, London

May 2017 - 'Perception and the Art of Medicine', Imperial College Annual Teachers Conference

May 2017 - Creative Unions performance, Central Saint Martins

February 2017 - 'Aspire' lecture, Bishop Thomas Grant school

September 2016 - 'Forms of Protest', Brain Waves, London Design Festival

June 2016 - Central Saint Martins Graduation Ceremony, Student Speech

May 2016 - London Medical Schools Conference, Imperial College

March 2016 - UAL Undergraduate Research Forum, Chelsea College of Art



Clay in Common by Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson

CSMPublic Issue 2, May 2018


BA Ceramic Design, Central St Martins

2016, First Class Honours

Recipient of July 2015 MEAD Scholarship Award