cambridge contemporary art

Sam Walker

Sam’s inspiration comes from her love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though she did not go through any formal training, she has spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of her pieces.

Her work is made from flat slabs of clay. Coloured liquid clays, called slips, are applied to the surface before the slabs are constructed into their 3D forms. Sam enjoys the imperfections this process brings, using the distressed surface as part of her aesthetic. Though she works with templates, the methods ensure no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.

She tries to approach her life with a sense of fun, and hopes that this translates into her work.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available.


Various Sizes and Patterns

£40 - £100


Long Dish

30cm x 12cm x 8cm


Tub Pots

Various Sizes and Patterns

Prices from £60 - £90

Mugs  6.5cm x 9cm  £38 each


6.5cm x 9cm

£38 each

Tub Pots

Various sizes

£60 - £90


Tall Vessels

Various Sizes and Patterns

From £90 - £130