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Mia Sarosi

I work in porcelain and I am interested in the relationship of form and surface design. 

I started out in 1991, working as a senior artist at a pottery specialising in Delftware reproductions, where I stayed for seven years. Afterwards, with mentoring and work experience in other potteries, I taught myself to throw and became self-employed.

I am fascinated by the translucent properties of porcelain and how brushwork can be illuminated by light shining through the pot. My designs have influences reflecting my diverse cultural background, and the immediacy of my experience of the seasons and ordinary natural world around me. Inspiration comes from many different sources, but each design I develop must capture my attention fully for it to be authentic.

My ceramics are wheel thrown. I use a Ming porcelain body from Valentines Clays, gloss fired to at least 1260C in an electric kiln. Raw metal oxides are used as pigments, painting directly onto the raw glaze surface. I am skilled in brushwork but also enjoy energetic methods of application such as splashing and spraying pigment as part of the design. 

Notable achievements: I have supplied pottery to Fortnum and Mason, I was a Craftsman Highly Commended Newcomer at The British Craft Trade Fair in 2003. I am a Queen Elizabeth Trust Scholar (2004) and exhibited at the Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace in 2013. I am a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and the Oxfordshire Crafts Guild. I currently supply ceramics to a range of stockists and galleries including Heal’s in London, The British Museum and many others. I also undertake private commissions and attend shows such as Art in Clay and Art in Action throughout the year.

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