Iris Jar - Sarah Anderson Ceramics
Sarah Anderson was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana for the first 19 years of her life. The next 4 years she spent lived in Muncie, Indiana to receive her BFA in Sculpture from Ball State University. Currently, Sarah live in Indianapolis, Indiana where she has been an instructor, ceramic studio manager, and working artist for 3 years.
Sarah creates narratives in the surface of my pottery through the technique called sgraffito, the Italian word for scratching. Her work reflects reliefs and physical prints because of the carving aspect. Sarah’s functional pottery is inspired by patterns, tattoos, botanical illustrations, narratives, and characters of her making. Each pot is created with its own unique personality. The gestures, the simple twist of a stem or flick of a wrist can bring these complicated characters to life. There is play with perspective, and the complexity in the foreground and background of a 2D surface that sets Sarah’s work a part.
When creating a conversation, no matter what that conversation holds, there has been a successful work of art created. When you drink your cup of coffee in the morning and see a tangle of orchids or a frog fishing in the pond, let it bring joy and conversation with those around you.