Fogo Clay Studio opened its doors to the public in July of 2021. The studio is both a teaching and production space. It is yet another addition to the islands wealth of art and craft resources.
Sarah Fulford is the potter. She has over 30 years of experience. Her mother was a hobby sculptor so clay was around her from a very young age. At 17 she studied to be a production potter in France, and later she apprenticed with a Master Potter in Korea. She has degrees in Ceramics Engineering and Industrial Design. She has taught at the Royal College of Art (UK), and has worked around the world as a design consultant. She has operated several pottery studios and is still currently owner of LOAM Clay Studio in Ottawa.
Sarah was recruited by Tracey Clark, an entrepreneur who was an active board member of Shorefast at the time. Tracey originally planned the business and managed the construction of the buildings. Fogo Clay Studio would not have existed without her contribution.
Sarah Fulford, who now owns the business herself, moved to Fogo Island with her partner Peggy White who is a renowned guitar builder. Peggy makes guitars in her workshop under the pottery studio.