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Sasha Wardell


Sasha Wardell is known for her pioneering approach in moving forward the traditional process of bone china production. She is recognised internationally for her work, and her innovative approach, which focuses on taking an age-old craft to a higher level. Her carefully produced distinctive work embraces and reflects contemporary taste and lifestyle. Each piece is individually made using bespoke advanced industrial processes that Sasha has personally developed.

Sasha’s hallmark style, a distinctive combination of pure white slip cast bone china, treated with unique decorating techniques and finished in a carefully chosen palette of muted, subtle colours, has made her work highly sought after by private collectors, museums and contemporary art galleries worldwide.

1976-79 B.A. Hons 3D Design (Ceramics), Bath Academy of Art, Corsham
1977 Placement year studying Industrial Ceramics, Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Limoges, France
1979-81 M.A. Ceramic Design, North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent

Workshops & Teaching
1981-84 Lecturer in Ceramics on B.A. Combined Crafts degree at Crewe and Alsager
1989-96 Moved to Brive La Gaillarde (France) to establish workshop and run residential summer courses
1996-97 Re-establish workshop in England
1998-2000 Research Fellowship at Bath Spa University College
2005 Demonstrator at Ceramics Ireland Festival, Kilkenny
2005-09 Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat, Liege and Gent, Belgium
2009-10 Senior lecturer on Design Crafts degree at De Montfort University, Leicester
2010-12 External examiner at York University (3D Contemporary Crafts)
2011 Masterclass in Gordola, Switzerland/Atelier Cirkel, Turnhout, Belgium
2011 International Ceramics Festival in Sasama, Japan
2012 Elected member of the IAC (International Academy of Ceramics), Geneva
2015 Re-established bone china and mould making courses, SW France
2016 International Judge for Ceramics South Africa, Johannesburg, SA
2016 Masterclasses in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town
2018 Masterclass at International Ceramics Studio Hungary, Kecskemet
2019 Masterclasses in Calgary, Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Vancouver