My love for art started at a young age, when I would spend hours creating models from fimo and fabric. My first real introduction to clay came when I started Sixth Form College in Cambridge and was given a choice of media in which to specialize. As soon as I touched clay I was hooked. I remember carving into a block of clay to create my first figure, and my brilliant teacher, Neil, saying to me, “Remember, the figure is in there, you just have to discover it”. This has always stayed with me. When I started my degree course at the University of Wolverhampton, I spend two years experimenting with a range of techniques. Towards the end of my second year and the duration of my third year, my current style began to evolve and continues to develop to this day.
I have a workshop setup at home in Soham where I enjoy creating a range of human and animal figures using my patchwork style of building with clay, and creating new adventures for ‘Mister Herbert’. I am proud to announce that a permenant gallery for my work in Soham for customers to visit and view my work is now open. The gallery is open all year round by appointment. Please contact me if you would like to visit.
My work style is unique and is distinctive as a Sally Dunham creation. My enthusiasm for creating is stronger than ever and my main constraint is finding time to produce all the ideas I have; I don’t think I ever will as I am continuously inspired by the world around me, things I see and people I meet!
I enjoy working on a range of themes and also enjoy the challenge of personal commissions, often creating portraits of individuals, families and pets. I thrive on the test the creation of each new piece brings and find working with a range of figures and animals keeps each new piece alive.