Sarah Sykes

About the artist

Highly decorated, colourful slip ware ceramics, which is food and dish washer friendly.

Personal Statement

Sarah has been a potter for many years and has been very lucky to have a studio in the grounds of Stansted Park. She has recently moved her studio to behind one of the glass houses which was originally used to store the fruit. It is a beautiful space known as the The Fruit Room Studio and is attached to the Dutch garden. Sarah is a retired art lecturer and after 17 years of full-time teaching is now able to work full time as a potter. She also runs workshops offering the experience of throwing on the potters wheel and decorating a range of slip decorated creative pieces. She is inspired by the gardens and wildlife that surround the studio and has developed her own style of decoration using strong colour and abundant pattern. The forest and all the plants, trees and animals that live in it have a strong influence on her life and work. She admires nature and relates to it on many levels. Sarah travels frequently and collects ideas and inspiration from other countries and cultures, which include India, Mexico and the Mediterranean countries. Her ceramic ware is decorative and functional and is great for decorating dinner tables and complimenting good food.

  • Sarah Sykes
  • Studio Information

    Home icon

    Studio Address

    The Fruit Room Art Studio, Stansted Park, Stansted park, PO9 6DX

    Phone icon

    Studio Telephone

  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


    Bank Holiday


  • Directions

    When arriving at Stansted Park please take the South Entrance to the garden centre car park. From there you can walk through to the walled garden and behind the Pavilion tea rooms next to the entrance

Sarah Sykes

The Fruit Room Art Studio, Stansted Park, Stansted park, PO9 6DX

See us on


Sign up to the newsletter