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Sarah first discovered a passion for ceramics whilst living and working in Japan. Upon her return to London she completed a MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art before embarking on a  two year HND programme specialising in Ceramics. In 2021 she completed a year long apprenticeship at North Street Potters, London under the guidance of potter Naine Woodrow with a  focus on production throwing. Sarah currently works as an Assistant Tutor at Clapham Pottery where she teaches on both adult and children’s classes. She has an extensive background in arts education more generally having worked with both the Early Years and Families and Adult Programmes learning teams at Tate. She is fully DBS checked and has worked with a range of audiences, facilitating workshops with different community groups including older adults, non-native speakers of English and refugees.   



2022 - 2023

HND Ceramics, Morley College- London, Distinction

2020 - 2021

HNC Ceramics, Morley College- London, Distinction

2010 - 2011

MA History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Distinction

Special option: ‘Informed: Art, Sex, War and Gender Politics Since 1960’.

2005 - 2008

BA English and History of Art, University of York, First Class Honours

Scholarships, bursaries and prizes



2010 - 2011

Thrown Contemporary Ceramics Award winner, New Designers 

Royal Female School of Art (RFSA) Bursary recipient, Morley College

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholar 2010-2011, Courtauld Institute of Art



Tonic Gallery Summer Show 2024, Tonic Gallery, Devon

Sarah Coppard: Terra Aurea, Thrown Contemporary, Online

Bevere Gallery Annual Graduate Show 2024, Bevere Gallery, Worcestershire


London Potters Members Exhibition, Morley Gallery, London

Thrown Winter Exhibition 23/24, Thrown Contemporary, Online

New Designers, London Business Design Centre

Down to Earth, Morley Gallery, London



Making Sense, Morley College, London

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