Sarah, a porcelain addict, makes pots and other vessels within her rough-around-the-edges studio in Portland, Oregon. Every piece begins on the wheel as a bottomless cylinder which she alters out of kilter, then completes with slabs and other handbuilding techniques. Her current body of work emphasizes the tactile experience of pottery, employing dimensional glazes while leaving much of the clay exposed. Combined with lyrical surface design in a simple, high-contrast palette, her pieces delight the eye and the hand.
Sarah earned an MFA in Applied Craft and Design from the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and a BA in Biology from the College of Wooster in Ohio. She established her first studio in 2002, outside Hood River, Oregon, where she built her first kiln. Since then her practice has brought her from forest to farm to urban jungle. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and in Japan and has been featured in various publications including Ceramics Monthly, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, and the interactive e-book American i-Pottery. Sarah currently maintains a studio in Portland, Oregon, where she is also the Gallery Manager for Eutectic Gallery..