Sarah Grieve Mills is the daughter of Stephen and Carol Grieve, founders of Crail Pottery.
Sarah started making pots at an early age (3) and has been busy creating ever since! After leaving school Sarah started an apprenticeship at Crail Pottery, learning from her father Stephen. She had a spell working in an Australian pottery working for Ted Watson. Sarah soon returned to her favourite place in the world – Crail, to continue six years learning her trade.
In 1995 Sarah set up Crail Ceramics with her husband – Ian Mills. After a few years of Sarah bossing him around Ian left to set up Ian Mills Photography.
Sarah has had a few assistant decorators over the years. Louise Wedderburn worked with Sarah for many years and they created many beautiful pieces of pottery between them. Louise’s large brood of children has meant she is taking a break from pottery at the moment.
Sarah enjoys making her own pots from start to finish, from the clay preparation, throwing, decorating, glazing to the firing of the kilns.
Sarah mainly makes hand painted earthenware and some gas fired stoneware.
Sarah lives in Crail with her husband Ian, their children – Jack, Sally and Jessica, 6 chickens and 2 cats.
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