Born East Germany, 1971.
Sabine makes wood-fired, soda-glazed stoneware at The Barn Pottery in Moretonhampstead, Devon.
Sabine and Nic Collins run a one-week firing workshop at the end of August each year. Participants bring their own pots and pack and fire both their wood fired kilns.
The pots are made with a clay body that I mix myself with local clays. Most of my work is thrown on the potter’s wheel with some slab built dishes and platters. Sometimes I apply an inlay decoration to my pots.
The pots are then glazed with a simple glaze on the inside and then fired in a wood-fired kiln for 30 hours up to 1,300 degrees centigrade. At a high temperature I spray bicarbonate of soda into the kiln to give each piece, along with the fly ash in the kiln, a unique character.
- 22.08.1971: Born in Sömmerda (East Germany)
- 1978-1988: Polytechnic school
- 1988-1990: First apprenticeship as a technical drawer
- 1995-1997: Apprenticeship as a potter in Waldenburg/Sachsen with Hans Joachim Gruenert
- 1997-2000: Worked for several potters in Germany
- 2000: Arrival in Moretonhampstead and started to work as a self-employed potter
- 2013: Professional member of the CPA.
September 2012: Five Devon Potters exhibition at Green Hill Gallery, Moretonhampstead as a guest exhibitor.
- Thrown stoneware
- Soda firied
- One-off vessels; teabowls; kitchen & tableware; bottles.