Discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website – if physical visits become possible these will be announced here and on our social media channels.

Sarah is planning a VIRTUAL open studio event on 15-16 May, 10 to 5 (see below for more info).

Sarah BurtonCERAMICS
Contemporary decorative ceramic bowls and vases, fish, pears, dragons – decorated with texture and colourful glazes.
14a Nursery Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottingham NG12 2HH
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Sarah Burton has been working as a full-time potter since 2011 when she gave up her day job as a Business/Administration Manager in the NHS and local authorities.  Sarah started studying pottery at Burton-on-Trent Art School in the late 1970s and after buying her own kiln has been making ceramic vessels and objects ever since.

Sarah also curates exhibitions inviting other artists to join her in exhibiting their work alongside her ceramics in local venues.

You will find Sarah’s ceramics in galleries and exhibitions in the UK and on her online shop at  When she can, Sarah also teaches pottery workshops in the East Midlands.


Sarah’s garden pottery studio is a lovely contemporary brick building with lots of windows and a skylight so it is always very light and cheerful, a great place to be creative and produce pots.


Inspired by the sea, landscapes and organic forms Sarah takes home memories of exploring a rocky coastline and rock pools, being mesmerized by all the textures and colours of the pebbles on the beaches, finding an abundance of texture and colour in arable farmland on local walks – this can all be seen in many of Sarah’s ceramics. Using traditional pottery techniques of throwing on a potter’s wheel, slab building and coiling, each piece is unique, hand decorated and fired in an electric kiln.

If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.


Open Studio: VIRTUAL ONLY on 15-16 May, 10 to 5.

Social media live events:
♦   Saturday 15th May, 10.00am  – Live tour of studio on Instagram.
♦   Sun 16th at 2:30pm – interviewed as an Instagram live by fellow South Notts maker  Julie Vernon.

… and here are some snippets of Sarah’s practice from her YouTube channel.

Sarah throwing a vase:

Sarah decorating a bowl:

Sarah makes small collections of pottery, this short video shows a few of them: