Sally Dunham

Born: 1977

Sally Dunham


All of Sally’s work is unique and individually handcrafted from clay using a mixture of Earthstone and Porcelain clay.

Each sculpture is constructed hollow using no moulds or interior supports, using small slabs of clay pieced together almost like a patchwork quilt. The individual pieces can be seen in the finished sculptures giving them a lovely, distinctive finish and tactile surface.

She enjoys working with a range of themes including figures and animals capture in a realistic way and Sally’s recent range entitled ‘A moment with Mister Herbert’.

Sally’s love for art started at a young age, when she would spend hours creating models from fimo and fabric. Her first real introduction to clay came when she started Sixth Form College in Cambridge and was given a choice in media in which to specialise. As soon as Sally used clay she was hooked. She remembers carving into a block of clay to create her first figure, and her teacher saying to her “The figure is in there you just have to discover it”. This has always stayed with her. When Sally her Degree at the University of Wolverhampton, she spent two years experimenting with a range of techniques. Towards the end of the second year and the duration of her third, her current style evolved and continues to develop to this day.


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