The current edition of Ceramic Review (Jan/Feb 2023) features an illuminating article on the career of Sara Flynn, written by Annie Le Santo.
"Sara Flynn's sculptural vessels are calm and considered. With sleek smooth surfaces, they emit an elegance that feels natural, easy even. However, as an artist, balancing between making what you love and making a living isn't always as effortless. Chasing the sales could compromise your creative vision. But without stability, you may not be able to make anything at all. When speaking of her creative journey, Flynn is honest and realistic. Honouring authenticity in her work while being able to support herself has taken tough decisions, trail and error, alongside passion and dedication."
"Aesthetic and technical consistency have served Flynn well in the latter part of her creative journey, but honesty also feels like a key ingredient to her success. Pivotal moments have required her to look inward, shut studio doors and summon the authenticity that she is so loyal to. 'I am hugely grateful for how things are now: working towards exhibitions a year in advance and just taking things as they come, with no one biting at my heels,' Flynn says. 'At last, I have the freedom to create what feels right, and that is all I could wish for."
Le Santo explores Flynn's background that led to her success as one of the most outstanding sculptors working in clay. Most recently, Flynn has held solo exhibitions in London, France and Japan. Most of the works pictured in the article have been exhibited at our gallery.
The full article may be read here.