Sara Roberts is a ceramicist living and working from her studio, near Kinsale, Co Cork, Ireland
Roberts studied Graphic Design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, from 1980-84 and graduated with a degree in Visual Communications. She worked in London, Australia and Ireland as a designer until 2000.
During 2000-2002 she undertook a City and Guilds one year course in Ceramics and was subsequently awarded a bursary at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork, Ireland.
She consequently set up her own studio and has been working in clay since and frequently exhibiting, both in Ireland and abroad.
Selected shows 2017:
July: Tracton Arts Festival, Minane Bridge, Co Cork
10 x 10, tenth year anniversary, multi disciplinary group exhibition
August: All Fired Up, Lavitt Gallery, Cork
Society of Cork Potters annual members show
Sept/Oct: Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Selected shows in 2016:
Feb/March: Irish Ceramics, Barony Centre, Scotland
May: Cork Potters Show, Zozimus, Dublin
July/August: Ceramic Awards Show, Mill Cove Gallery, Kenmare, Co Kerry
August/Sept: West Cork Creates, callobarative show, O'Driscoll Building, Skbbereen, Co Cork
Nov: Art Source, Stand A54, RDS, Ballsbridge, Co Dublin
Selected group shows in 2015:
May: 6 @ 6, Gallery No 6, Sligo with 5 other Cork Potters
July: Mill Cove Awards Show, Castletownbere, West Cork.
August: Cork Potters Members Annual Show,’Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
August: Time, Old Mill, Kinsale, Co Cork
August: West Cork Creates, Skibbereen, W Cork
Sept: Sculpture in Context, Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Selected group shows in 2014:
Feb: Contrasts- Six Irish Artists, Sarala’s ArtWorld, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. sponsored by Culture Ireland.
May: Cluster, Spacecraft, Belfast City,
May: The Narrow Space, Clonmel, Co Tipperary
May: Coming Together, The Framemaker, Carrigaline, Co Cork
June: Ceramics Awards Show, Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, West Cork.
July: Aug: 2 person show at The Frank Lewis Gallery, Killarney, Co Kerry.
Aug: Cork Potters Members Annual Show, Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork
Sept: All Fired Up, Zozimus Gallery, Dublin
Selected group shows in 2013:
May/June: Cork Potters Show,The Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford,
June: Ceramics Awards Show Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere, West Cork & Kenmare, Co Kerry.
July: Cork Potters at Mill Cove, The Mill Cove Gallery, Castletownbere and Kenmare, West Cork and Kerry
July: Kinsale Arts Week, Rincurran Hall, Summercove, Kinsale.
August: Thrown Open, Cork Potters at Zozimus Gallery, Dublin
August: Rattlebag, Cork Potters at Fort Camden, Crosshaven, West Cork
September: The Ireland–Newfoundland Trail, a journey of plants and people. Craft Council Gallery, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada
October: CASe, Lavitt Gallery, Cork City
Selected Group shows in 2012 included:
The Ireland-Newfoundland Trail- a journey of Plants and People. Garter Lane Gallery, Waterford:(curated by Margaret Walsh-Best).
36 Irish Ceramicists, (curated by John Goode of Mill Cove Gallery) The Barony, West Kilbride, Scotland:
Fragility (with The Society of Cork Potters), Fort Camden, Co Cork:
Who made this? (with Cork Craft and Design) Old Mill, Kinsale:
Ceramic Awards Show , Mill Cove Gallery, W Cork
Outside the Box and Perfect Vision, 2020 Gallery, Cork:
30 Years of Cork Pottery Hickey Collections, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Form Function Adorn (with Cork Craft and Design) Old Mill, Kinsale:
Made in Cork, Lavitt Gallery Cork
Transformations (with The West Cork Craft and Design Guild) at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland and National Botanic Gardens, Dublin
Irish Contemporary Ceramics, Mill Cove Gallery
2008, Shifting Sands, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Co Laois
2007, Making Waves, Stephen Pearce Gallery, Co Cork
2013, Mill Cove Ceramics Awards, selected by The Doorway Gallery, Dublin
2013, The People’s Prize Award, Armagh Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre, Armagh
Irish Ceramics (2nd Edition) by John Goode
Galleries that stock her work include:
The Doorway, Dublin www.thedoorwaygallery.com/
The Open Window, Dublin www.theopenwindowgallery.ie/
Zozimus, Dublin www.galleryzozimus.ie/
Carlingford Design House carlingforddesignhouse.ie/
The Lavitt, Cork City www.lavitgallery.com/
Mill Cove, Beara and Kenmare www.millcovegallery.com/
The Boathouse, Kinsale www.theboathousegallery.ie
The Cat and The Moon, Sligo www.thecatandthemoon.com/
The Narrow Space, Clonmel www.irishart.com/thenarrowspacegallery.php
1608 Gallery, Bushmills, Co Antrim www.gallery1608.co.uk
Roberts also attends annual fairs throughout Ireland namely The National Craft and Design Fair, RDS, Dublin ( 2002-’15) and has been selected to show at fairs including Art in Action (2012, 2014), The Glucksman Gallery, Co Cork (2009-’12) and Castleward, Co Down (2012).
• Irish Art Guide
• West Cork Craft and Design Guild
• Crafts Council of Ireland
• Cork Craft and Design
• Society of Cork Potters
• West Cork Partnership
• Carrigaline Arts Network