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SARAH ANDERSON CERAMICS

FUNCTIONAL POTTERY

ESTB

2019

ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana for the first 19 years of my life. The next 4 years I lived in Muncie, Indiana to receive my BFA in Sculpture from Ball State University. Currently, I live in Indianapolis, Indiana where I have been an instructor, ceramic studio manager, and working artist for 3 years.

I carve narratives into the surface of my functional pottery pieces through the technique called sgraffito. I use whimsical characters and illustrations as my imagery. I’ve slowly begun working in sculptural elements to my functional ceramics, giving more life to each piece. I believe each pot has a personality, and it’s my job to find it. I’m inspired by the climax of a story, and the reactions that this brings. The gestures of each character are thoughtful, and tell each of their moods in the narrative. When I create a conversation, no matter what that conversation holds, I feel I have created a successful piece of art.

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