Nemet Sabine

Nemet Sabine

Born East Germany, 1971.

Sabine makes wood-fired, soda-glazed stoneware at The Barn Pottery in Moretonhampstead, Devon.

Other information

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.

Technical information

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.

Biography

  • 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.

Recent exhibitions

September 2012: Five Devon Potters exhibition at Green Hill Gallery, Moretonhampstead as a guest exhibitor.

Work styles

  • Thrown stoneware
  • Soda firied
  • One-off vessels; teabowls; kitchen & tableware; bottles.