Sally Fawkes graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from Surrey Institute of Art and Design in 1998 having previously studied a foundation course in Art and Design at Southend College of Technology. Following graduation she worked with Colin Reid for a year.
Sally received awards for her work from the Arts Council in 2000, 2001 and 2003, The Crafts Council in 2000 and 2004 and the Department of Trade and Industry in 2005. Her work is exhibited internationally in museums and galleries and she also works to commission for public, corporate and private environments. Sally lectures on both the BA and MA Contemporary Craft courses at the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, and at Glas and Keramikskolen in Denmark. She has also taught at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (1999-2004) and Escuela del Vidrio, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Spain (2006).
Sally Fawkes’ intriguing artworks articulate the visible and invisible possibilities of place. Bold rhythmical forms entice with the reassurance of their geometric origins and are animated by carefully considered combinations of mark-making, mirrored planes and surfaces of rich associative colours. Their luminous volumes of transparent cast glass are alive with layers of shifting imagery that blur the boundaries between the ethereal and the physical. Each piece captures the imagination in a journey of intense visual exploration.
Sally has just been awarded the European Prize for Applied Arts is organised by The World Crafts Council, Belgium, in partnership with The WCC-Europe and the City of Mons in Belgium.
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