Rhug Estate customers looking for unique, handmade homeware, produced locally, will love the new range of ceramics now available in the Farm Shop.
The Rhug Estate Farm Shop now stocks a collection of Sarah Bartlem’s ceramics which are simple, practical and intended to be used every day. Items in the Farm Shop include jugs and bowls in a variety of sizes as well as mugs and candle holders.
Amy Coleman, Managing Director of Rhug Ltd, said, “We are delighted with the beautiful range of ceramics Sarah has produced for us to sell in the Farm Shop. Each item is a truly unique piece of art as well as being a practical item for the home. We are so lucky to have such amazingly talented artists and producers on our doorstep here in north Wales.”
Brought up in rural Cheshire, Sarah enrolled at Art School after sixth form to study Graphic Design. After meeting her partner Neil, they settled in Northop, Flintshire, to run a design and editorial business.
Sarah has always had a great passion for ceramics, be it fine antique or modern studio pottery. Visiting the Potteries with her mum from a very early age introduced her to the skills of the potter. When she got a chance to have a go herself, she instantly fell in love. It’s a slow process but, in a world where everything is at the tap of a finger, Sarah believes the rewards in pottery are worth waiting for.
Working in stoneware clay, Sarah designs and makes pottery that is simple, practical and to be used every day. It’s mainly wheel-thrown but she also enjoys hand building. Her aim is to create beauty in form, with minimal decoration.
Sarah said, “I make my work in small batches to ensure it isn’t rushed and each process is enjoyable. I believe pottery that is a joy to make will be a joy to hold. I have visited Rhug many times as a customer and was delighted to have a stall at the Christmas Market in December. I’m pleased to now have a range of my ceramics for sale in the shop. I hope customers enjoy the uniqueness of the items.”