Sara Flynn trained in ceramic design at the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland.
Her work concentrates on the challenges of thrown forms, which are then altered and changed at varying stages of the drying process, producing Sculptural Decorative Vessels.
The major concerns within her work are a love of the qualities of thrown and fired clay, and a fascination with the theme of the vessel in both literal and abstracted interpretations.
Having begun her career producing small-scale functional pots, she now produces one-off vessels, which are entirely sculptural in their intent.
The main elements which feed the development of the work are Process and Finish, coupled with constant exploration and understanding of Form and Volume.
Her making-environment offers the solitude of a private, quiet studio that provides a space for great focus; this allows for risk-taking, which is fundamental to her practice.
Flynn’s work is held in many major collections including The Duke of Devonshire’s Collection at Chatsworth House, England; The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, U.K. and The Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.