Sarah Perry trained at Camberwell Art School where her teachers were Lucie Rie and Hans Coper. She gained a BA Hons in Ceramics. She works in stoneware and porcelain fired in an oxidising atmosphere to 1280 degrees C and makes thrown and hand-built pots that are functional but also decorative. Metallic lustres are used over matt glazes of blue, purple, pink and pale green. She exhibits in England, France, USA, Japan and Argentina. "I am a potter because I enjoy the basic feel of clay, its versatility and the actual making process. Its type of plasticity is not found in any other medium. It can be stopped at any point and made permanent by firing, rather like making the stones under one’s feat." "You cannot begin with a definitive idea of the completed pot. The making of the pot helps to solve the design problem in hand. So I aim to be true to the material I use."