[Sara Radstone]

Profession: Ceramicist

Date of birth: 27 November 1955
Place of birth: London

Interviewer: Linda Sandino
Location: SRs home in Greenwich, South London

Sara Radstone is a ceramicist who studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in 1976-79, after completing her foundation course at Hereford College of Art and Design. Among several awards, she was the recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship. Her work is represented in various museum collections including the V&A, the Contemporary Art Society, the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, University of East Anglia, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Arizona State University Art Museum. She is also an experienced teacher and lecturer.

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The extracts have been selected by Linda Sandino with the consent of Sara Radstone.

13 October 2005
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[Radstone Track 5] with audio extract about the experience of working at the Behm porcelain factory

2 November 2005
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[Radstone Track 7] with audio extract about art school experiences at Hereford and Camberwell; and on the (mis)use of the term organic about her work
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[Radstone Track 12] with image of Residiuum

15 November 2005
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[Radstone Track 14] with audio extracts about methods, about surfaces, and on the affect of the work of Cy Twombly; and image of Palimpsest
[Radstone Track 15] with image of SR's studio
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1 February 2006
[Radstone Track 19] with complete audio track about the affect of the work of Eva Hesse; and image of Shroud.

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Further Reading:
Barrett Marsden Gallery

Selected articles
(2002) Review, Ceramics in Society, Summer
(2002) Review, Crafts. May/June
(2002) Review, Ceramic Review, May/June
(1997) Profile and review, Studio Pottery, August/September
(1993) 'Acquisitive Artists', Arts Review, December/January
Harrod, T. (1990) Review, Crafts, May/June
Hamlyn, J. (1989) Review, Crafts, March/April
Britton, A. (1988) Review, Crafts, May/June
Cooper, E. (1987) Review, Crafts, January/February
Suttie, A. (1986), Profile, Ceramic Review, July/August
Lamarova, M. (1985) 'British Ceramics in Czechoslovakia', , American Craft, February/March
(1984) Review, Ceramics Monthly (USA), January
Deacon, R. (1983) Review Crafts, May/June

Frankel, C. (2001) Modern Pots, Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and their Contemporaries, the Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Norwich: UEA
Lauria, J. (2000) Colour and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000, New York and Los Angeles: LACMA/Rizzoli
Zakin, R. (2000) Ceramics - Mastering the Craft, New York: Krause Publishing
Blandino, B. (1996) Coiled Pottery, (reprint, update), London: A&C Black
Clark, G. (1992) The Potter's Art, New York: Abbeville Press
Watson, O. (1990) British Studio Pottery, London: V&A/Phaidon/Cristies
Rice, P. and Gowing, C. (1989) British Studio Ceramics, London: Barrie and Jenkins
Blandino, B. (1984) Coiled Pottery, London: A&C Black

Radstone, S. (1997) Catalogue essay, accompanying exhibition initiated by An Lanntair (n.p.)
Radstone, S. (1994) 'An Exemplary Artist', in Angus Suttie 1946-1993, London: Contemporary Applied Arts
Radstone, S. (1993) Obituary: Angus Suttie, Crafts, September/October
Radstone, S. (1987) 'Builders of Dreams' Crafts, March/April
Radstone, S. (1986) Review, Crafts, May/June, 1986
Radstone, S. 'The Whole Works', in Angus Suttie (catalogue), London: Anatol Orient, 1985