photography Tim Gander

photography Tim Gander

Sasha Wardell is known for her pioneering approach in moving forward the traditional process of bone china production. She is recognised internationally for her work, and her innovative approach, a focus based on taking an age-old craft to a higher level. Her carefully produced distinctive work embraces and reflects contemporary taste and lifestyle. Each piece is individually made using bespoke advanced industrial processes that Sasha has personally developed.

Sasha’’s hallmark style, a distinctive combination of pure white slip cast bone china, treated with unique decorating techniques and finished in a carefully chosen palette of muted, subtle colours, has made her work highly sought after by private collectors, museums and contemporary art galleries worldwide.


Brief History

1976-79• B.A. Hons in 3D Design (Ceramics) at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham

1977 • Studied Industrial Ceramics at Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Limoges, France             

1979-81 • M.A. in Ceramic Design at North Staffordshire Polytechnic, Stoke on Trent

1981-84 • Lecturer in Ceramics on B.A. Combined Crafts degree at Crewe and Alsager

Since 83 • Visiting lecturer at various art colleges in the UK , Eire and Europe

1989-96 • Move to Brive La Gaillarde (France) to establish workshop and run residential  summer courses        

Since 93 • International workshops in France, Belgium and Switzerland.

1996-97 • Re-establish workshop in England

1998-00 • Research Fellowship at Bath Spa University College (part-time)

2005 • Australian workshop tour. Mittagong, Hobart, Tasmania, Adelaide, Pert •Ceramics Ireland Festival, Kilkenny,- demonstrator

2005 - 9 • Masterclass at Atelier Cirkel, Brasschaat , Liege and Gent, Belgium

2009 - 2010• Senior lecturer on Design Crafts degree at De Montfort University, Leicester

2010 – 2012 • External examiner at York University ( 3 D Contemporary Crafts)

2011 • Masterclass in Gordola, Switzerland/ Atelier Cirkel, Turnhout, Belgium • International Ceramics Festival in Sasama, Japan • Elected member of the IAC ( international Academy of Ceramics)  Geneva

2015 • Re-established bone china and mould making courses in SW France

2016 • International Award Judge for Ceramics South Africa, Johannesburg, SA • Masterclasses in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town • Windhoek and Swakopmund ( Namibia)

Recent Exhibitions


Ceramic Art London, Central St Martins, London

Summer Show, Porthminster Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall

London Craft Week , Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, Southwark, London

Gallery Pi2, Erpe, Belgium


Fokus Vessel Award, Keramiekmuseum Westerwald, Hohr-Grenzenhausen, Germany 
Maison et Objet, Villepinte, Paris

'International Porcelain Exhibition', Galerie Gees, Drenthe,The Netherlands

Le Don du Fel, France

 Keramiekerportrait', Oldenburg, Germany


Ceramic Art London, UAL Central St. Martins, London

Gallery Nine, Bath

‘Tide Lines’, Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives

Made Showcase, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

‘From where I am standing’, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Swindon

La Petite Galerie ( Le Don du Fel), Aurillac, France

Porcelain Exhibition, Sterksel, Holland


Wedding Exhibition, Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art. London

Porcelain Exhibition, Loes and Reinier, Deventer, Holland

London Craft Week at Fortnum and Mason’s Piccadilly, London

Galerie Terra Viva, St. Quentin la Poterie, Uzès, France

L’Atelier Terra, Sèvres, Paris

MADE LONDON, Marylebone, London


COLLECT (CAA Gallery) Saatchi Gallery, London

Makers Xchange, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

Porthminster Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall

Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford

Delhi Blue Pottery, New Delhi, India


Porcelain Lighting exhibition, Adrien Dubouché Museum, Limoges France

‘Crafted Makers of the Exceptional’ Somerset House, London

Ceramic Art London, RCA, London

Porthminster Gallery, St.Ives

‘Design for Living’ High Cross House, Dartington, Devon

‘Observed and Made’ Willian de Morgan Centre ,London

British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke on Trent

Galerie Hu, Nagoya , Japan


‘Cast in Form – Slipcasting’ Galerie Handwerk,Munich

 ‘It’s on the Outside that matters’ Newport Art Gallery, Wales

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

Porthminster Gallery, St.Ives, Cornwall

Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon          


‘Select 2’ , Gallery Top, Derbyshire

Ceramic Art London, Royal College of Art, London

 Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon

  Bowl Exhibition, Galerie Marianne Brand, Geneva

International Ceramic Festival, Sasama, Japan

Demonstrations/Workshops 2018

Knokke -Heist Academy, Belgium

London Craft Week , Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, Southwark, London

Atelier Terra, Sèvres, France.  www.atelierterra.fr

International Ceramic Centre, Kesckemet, Hungary

Demonstrations/Workshops 2017

Creative Wiltshire Project, Corsham, Wiltshire. www.creativewiltshire.com

Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild, Kington Langley, Herts.

Atelier Terra, Sèvres, France.  www.atelierterra.fr

  Oxford Ceramics Fair, Oxford.



‘Shoal’ collection for Artisan and Craft range for The National Trust.

Artisan and Craft range for The National Trust

‘Shangara’ Pendant lights for Mark Wilkinson Kitchens showrooms, MANCHESTER

Bone china tea set for Rare Tea Company, LONDON

Sculptural piece for restaurant in P&O ocean liner ‘Arcadia’, commissioned by Elstone Hayes Associates

‘Feat of Clay’ Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum, LONDON, commissioned by University of the West of England.

Ikebana foyer display commissioned by Takashimaya Store, OSAKA, Japan


Participated on “Crafted’ mentoring scheme with Walpole Luxury Brands

Selected for the European Applied Arts Prize, Mons, Belgium

Shortlisted for Sydney Myer International Ceramic Award, Shepparton, Australia

Bursary from Southern Arts Association for Research Fellowship at Bath Spa University College

Diploma at 12th Biennial of Ceramic Art, Vallauris, France

Grand Prix at 1st World Triennial of Small Ceramics, Zagreb

Zagreb Prize at 2nd World Triennial of Small Ceramics, Zagreb

 Public Collections

Grimmerhus Keramiekmuseum, Middlefart, Denmark

Westerwald Keramiekmuseum, Hohr Grenzhausen, Germany

Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, NL

Los Angeles Art and Craft Museum, U.S.A.

Yale Centre for British Art Museum, New Haven, CT. U.S.A.

Chateau de Vascoeuil, Centre Regional d’Art, Normandy, France

City Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Norwich Castle Museum Teapot Collection

Newport Art Gallery and Museum, Wales

Zagreb City Museum,Croatia

Kellinghusen Museum, Germany

National Ceramic Collection at the Adrien Dubouché Museum, Limoges, France

National Museum of Scotland ,Edinburgh

Ministère d’Arts Plastiques, Brussels

Museum fur Angewandte, Cologne, Germany ( Adolf Egner’s Collection)

Museo Nacional de Ceramica Gonzalez Amrti, Valencia, Spain ( Adolf Egner’s Collection)

Work included in following publications:

 ‘Living Light’ Ceramic Review, May/June 1988

China, Glass and Tableware (US) Nov 1988

La  Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre (France) March/April 1989

A  Dictionary of British Studio Potters, Pat carter (Scholar Press) 1990

‘Rencontre a Limoges’ La  Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre (France) July/August 1992

Ceramics and Print, Paul Scott (A&C Black) 1994

Porcelain, Caroline Whyman (Batsford) 1994

Contemporary Porcelain, Peter Lane (A&C Black) 1995 and 2003

Resists and Techniques, Peter Beard (A&C Black) 1995 and 2003

Ceramic Form: Design and Decoration (New Edition) ,Peter Lane (A&C Black) 1998

Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery (4th Edition), Robert Fournier (A&C Black) 2000

‘The Magic of Materials’ Keramiek, April 2002

The Ceramic Surface, Matthias Ostermann 2002

Naked Clay, Jane Perryman ( A&C Black ) 2004

Craft Arts International, (Australia) 2006

Taiwan Ceramic Magazine ( Taiwan) 2008

Ceramic Design Course, Anthony Quinn ( Barrons, US and Quarto UK) 2008

Slipcasting, Sasha Wardell (A&C Black) 1997 / 2007 (2nd edition)

Porcelain and Bone China, Sasha Wardell (Crowood Press) 2004


Translations  (From French – English)

Mouldmakers’ Handbook by Jean-Pierre Delpech and Marc-Andre Figueres (A&C Black/Eyrolles) 2005

Fashion Notebooks Series : From Concept to Catwalk by Olivier Gerval
(A&C Black) 2008

Fashion Accessories by Olivier Gerval (A&C Black) Pending publication 2009