3.Sara in studio. Image by Glenn Norwood

s a r a  f l y n n

Sara Flynn was born in Cork, Ireland in 1971, and trained in the Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork City, Ireland.


Her studio is in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Having begun her career in 1999 producing small-scale functional pots, as her skill has increased she has moved entirely into making one-off Sculptural Decorative Vessels. ’Closed’ Abstract Forms are also explored through the production of limited-edition Cast Bronze objects.

She is represented in London by Erskine, Hall & Coe, Mayfair; and has held five solo exhibitions with them.

Her first Solo Exhibition in Japan was held in Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, in 2019, and her fist Solo exhibition in France will be held with Galerie d’Ancienne Poste, in Toucy in May 2021.

Her work is held in many major collections including The Victoria & Albert Museum London, England; The Devonshire Collection at Chatsworth House, England; The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, U.K., The Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.; The Hepworth Gallery, England and The National Museum of Ireland.

She was shortlisted for the inaugural edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in 2017.

She has been a member of the Experts Panel for the Loewe Craft Prize in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and has also been a member of the judging panel for the RDS Craft Prize (2018, 2019 and 2020).

In 2020 she sat on the Exhibition Panel for the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.