Sara Scott graduated with a BA Hons in Ceramics from Central St Martins school of art in London in 1977. She moved to NZ in 2004 and has been making ceramics and teaching classes in Marlborough and Nelson since 2005. Early influences include the potters and artists of Cornwall and her tutors at Central. She gains inspiration from the techniques of drawing (pastels and charcoal), burnishing (she was a gilder for many years) and pattern-making (especially 1950’s textiles). Inlaid coloured clays, burnished slips or scraffitto feature predominantly in her work, which is either thrown, coil or slab-built, usually in terracotta or porcelain. Sara is President of Marlborough Community Potters and has exhibited with them at various locations in Blenheim, also solo at The Millennium Gallery in Blenheim, with Ceramics NZ at various locations around the country, and with Nelson Potters at The Suter Gallery in Nelson.