Sandy Larkman

artist, potter and pottery tutor

  • Trained as a teacher.
  • Specialised in ceramics. Also studied oil and mixed media, and basic sculpture.
  • Taught in schools, where most lessons had an art bias, whatever the subject!
  • Continued studying painting and pottery in the evenings.
  • Short studies at Southend and Colchester art schools, in ceramics.
  • While raising 3 daughters and renovating houses, continued studying life drawing and ceramics.
  • In 1985 moved to School House near Boxford, Suffolk.
  • Purchased house from Edward Middleditch and humbly inherited his Studio.
  • Painted for many years with the Little Cornard Art Group, and also with John Constable at his studio in Dedham.
  • Continued studying ceramics with Alan Baxter at his Pottery workshops in Somersham, near Ipswich.
  • Short course at the Welch pottery studios with Jenny Welch.
  • Set up own pottery for regular classes for students of all ages.
  • Often taken pottery sessions in schools to fit in with curriculums, whether Romans etc. masks, tiles, Andrew Goldsworthy or sawdust firing.
  • Taught pottery at Salters Hall School in Sudbury for many years.
  • Have run Saturday classes for children in pottery.
  • Teach groups of children or adults whenever they can come, or for special occasions or corporate days.
  • Also held classes for a wonderful group from Headway in Colchester set up to help people with brain injuries.
  • Have taught painting to a group battling with the effects of a stroke, and now teach them pottery.
  • I have probably learned as much from these wonderful people as they have from me.
  • Alongside this I have painted in watercolour for many years and latterly fallen again for acrylics and oils.
  • Had many solo and shared painting exhibitions.
  • Paintings in collections in Canada, USA, Australia and Europe, as well as UK.
  • For the last four years exhibited with my daughter, Jo Land, and her ceramics in my studio at the School House.
  • Continue to love painting and ceramics, both trying to attain a higher standard in each myself and teaching others to bring out their own talent, and experience the joy of both. The challenges and potentials of each are limitless.
Sandy's art studio.
Art studio
A view of the inside of the pottery.
Inside the pottery
A second view of the pottery, showing the pottery wheels.
The pottery wheels