Brush strokes. Fields of colour.
Drops fall from brush. Scratch runs through.
Lines go up and down and around.
I paint. I am totally absorbed. Then I pour clay onto the plaster block. And each time I lift the clay from the ‘canvas’ a new picture is revealed. I cut it and fold it into a unique and cheerful vessel.
Capriccio – a passionate painting and a beautiful thing to use, too.
Elke Sada was born in Dettelbach in Germany in 1965. Her first choice was to train as a chemistry technician. After working in this profession for 12 years in Germany, the U.S.A. and Italy, she chose a new career, taking her to England in 2000. At Bath Spa University she studied 3-D-Design Ceramics and after graduation she enrolled straight away at the Royal College of Art in London, where she took her Masters Degree in May 2005. In October of the same year, she set up her first studio in Merzhausen near Frankfurt in Germany. In summer 2006, she stayed for a year with wood firing potter Ute Dreist in Techentin and afterwards moved to Hamburg for seven years. Since 2014 she lives and works in Leipzig.
In 2010 she took part at Gmunden Ceramicsymposium in Austria, and was also invited to the Aberystwyth International Ceramics Festival in 2011.
In 2013 she was Artist in Residence at Atelier Francine del Pierre in Paris and in spring 2015 she was guest artist at the Rencontres Professionelles in Bandol in France. Elke Sada has been awarded for her work internationally and her work is in public and private collection worldwide.