Artists / Sarah Staton


On residency Sarah Staton created a number of works playing with the constructs of craft activity. Sarah created the prototype of her giant Mackintosh tables, taking an icon of the Arts and Crafts movement and transforming its presence through scale and combination with some very ugly glassware.

Other works included some incredibly large wooden buttons turned by Yew Too (a local wood-turning enterprise) and some giant Ugly Mugs. Ugliness is a recurrent theme for Sarah, the transformations she imposes on objects often switching them from beauty to ugly or vice versa, as if to debunk the notion of beauty and taste.