Sarah Christie is an artist and educator whose sculptural practice is motivated by an interest in the interactions that occur between materials across time, spaces and environments. Working predominantly in the ancient and abundant material of clay, in a variety of states from liquid to dust, allows her to unlock connections and tensions between these elements. Her most recent work has been site-specific and ephemeral, existing only for a short time before being reworked into something else. Breakage, fracture, instability, and forces of creation, destruction and renewal are common threads in her work. Not everything becomes a finished piece of work, but instead contributes to a longer process of revealing something, and informing what might come next.

Sarah is Visiting Artist at Imperial College Medical School, teaching tactile and visual observation skills and sculpture, where she collaborates closely with clinician colleagues. She was the winner of UAL’s MEAD Scholarship in 2015 to support the further development and creation of tactile objects used in her teaching at Imperial. She also leads visual arts workshops and supervise students on the BSc Humanities, Philosophy and the Law degree, also at Imperial's Medical School, as well as running one-off clay and drawing workshops, including at King’s College London.


Forthcoming exhibitions:

September 2019 WhiteNoise Projects, Crypt Gallery, 10-15 September, Private View 11th September 6-9pm


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Selected Exhibitions:

March 2019 ‘Library’ installation in Southwark Cathedral

December 2018, SFSA Painting Open, No Format Gallery, Deptford

Oct - Nov 2018, Solo exhibition, The Link, Southwark Cathedral

October 2018 The Great Divide, OVADA Gallery, Oxford

September 2018 Tactile Minds, The House Mill, London E3

September 2018 ‘Votive’, 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

 

Teaching and selected workshops:

2015-present Imperial College London, Medical School, visiting artist

observation skills workshops, year 5 medical students

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

June 2019 The Great Exhibition Road Festival drawing workshop weekend

March 2019 Dulwich Schools Olympiad ‘Make your Mark’

January 2019 Kings College London - Drawing workshop for Cultural King’s staff and students

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

 Collaborations, Projects, Residencies:

2018 Member of WhiteNoise Projects

2018 member ACWU, Associated Clay Workers Union

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

Selected Talks:

May 2019 - London Craft Week Symposium ‘Clay, Culture and Society, with Clare Twomey, Phoebe Cummings and Roger Kneebone

March 2019 - Dulwich Schools olympiad, Creative Practice

September 2018 - Chair, panel discussion ‘Creativity and Mental Health’ Tactile Minds exhibition

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

 

Publications

Clay in Common by Julia Rowntree and Duncan Hooson

CSMPublic Issue 2, May 2018

 

Education:

2016, First Class Honours BA Ceramic Design, Central St Martins

Winner of 2015 MEAD Scholarship Award