Born 1967 in Yorkshire, Sam has been making pots since 1995.
Sam lives and works in Cornwall.
He studied ceramics at Harrogate and Loughborough Colleges. Sam manages to extract a deeply involved and descriptive quality to his ceramics.
His cylindrical vessels are made using traditional throwing techniques. He then cautiously manipulates the clay creating flattened cylindrical forms which he embellishes as a painter would a canvas. The surface is built up using slips, oxides and glazes, often applied and fired many times. The use of scored lines, random marks and a sombre palette help to create a tension where drawing and form cohabit.
2000 ’Ceramic 2000’, Walker Gallery, London
2001 Olympia Fine art, MILNE AND MOLLER, London.
2002 Bettles Gallery, Hampshire
2003 Dundee Showcase, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2004 London Art Fair, Lemon Street Gallery
P & O Ferries, Elston Hayes Associates
2005 London Art Fair, Lemon Street Gallery
CILL Railiag Project, South West Ireland
2006 Lemon Street Gallery,Truro
Gallery The Yard, Netherlands.
Frank Steyaert Gallery, Gent, Belgium
2007 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Lund Gallery, North Yorkshire
2008 Danish Connection, Jutland, Denmark
2009 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
2010 Leach Pottery “Black” Exhibition, Cornwall
Spiral Gallery @ Hellifieldf House, North Yorkshire
2011 Kate Chertavian Fine Arts, Boston, USA
“(Its) Whats on the Outside that Matters” Newport Museum & Art Gallery, Wales
2012 “St. Ives Potters, Craft in the Bay,Wales
Rob Fogal Gallery, Lincolnshire
2013 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Taos Clayworks, New Mexico, USA
2015 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Christmas Open House- MIAR Ceramics & Arts
World of Interiors, November 1999
Ceramic Review, No.213, May / June 2005
Yorkshire Post, September 2005
Cornwall Today Magazine, January 2006
Keramisch Magazine Klei, November 2006
Galleries Magazine, December 2007
Contemporary Ceramics, by Emanuel Cooper, Thames & Hudson Publishers, 2009
Ceramic Review, 2009
Ceramic Art and Perception, September 2011
Cornwall Today Magazine, August 2012