Sarah started working with clay at Art Street, a community art studio at Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. “I support a woman with developmental disabilities and everyone there is required to be making art. I wasn’t comfortable drawing or painting in front of other people so I started working with clay.” She started with hand building, and ran across a book with a section about Clara “Kitty” Couch. “That’s where the fire started to burn, when I read about her being inspired by Italian Renaissance painters. European frescoes were so important to me as a girl, living in Spain.” Much of her adult life has been spent working outdoors, where plants take a lot of her attention.
Since then, her vessels have been all about trying to capture the forms and shapes she sees in the human body -a hip, a shoulder- and plants -the shaft and arc of a stem, the opening of a flower- in the shapes of her pots.
Her pots are usually polished raw clay body on the outside, some with glaze on the inside, to honor the voice of the pot by trying not to distract from its form.
Sarah’s studio is in the tiny home she shares with two dogs, a cat and a husband on a horse farm in Corrales. She is a member of Corrales Society of Artists/New Mexico Art Market and participates in the Corrales Art Studio Tour the first weekend in May.
Call, text or email to arrange for studio visit, or check website for upcoming events.
776B Dixon Rd
Corrales, NM 87048