Process & Inspiration
I strive to create work that is easy to use, comfortable, and playful. Starting with the wheel and altering the thrown vessel, form gives lively personality and movement to my pottery while a playful design on the surface completes each piece. Time spent at family gatherings inspire my work- sewing, outdoor playtime, and evening adventures in my childhood neighborhood with my sister. The community built around wood firing has been a major influence in finishing my work for years. Recently I have pursued a transition to mid-range firing in an electric kiln to achieve a brighter surface with more control.
In 2010 Sarah graduated from Western Michigan University with a BFA in Ceramics and Art Education. Immediately after graduating, she moved to Taos, New Mexico for an artist-in -residence position at Taos Clay. This residency gave her the opportunity to find a direction in clay. Now Sarah lives and works in Taos, NM as a full time studio potter at Taos Clay Studio and Gallery and enjoys teaching and traveling for inspiration. Her latest adventure was a trip to the Women's Studio Workshop for the Chili Bow. Residency in Kingston, New York