Sarah Thompson grew up in North Webster, IN. She has always loved art, but her passion for pottery started in 2007. She really believes in the functionality of the form as well as its visual aesthetics. The piece not only has to feel good in your hands, but look good too! She is not a production potter, but an artist. She feels every piece she creates is a work of art (even a lowly spoon rest or coffee mug) and therefore, deserves the utmost care and attention to detail. Sarah is mostly self taught, but has taken some continuing education classes and workshops.
"I am inspired by nature, specifically flowers, petals, branches, stems, and leaves. I strive for balance of movement and tranquility in my work. I want there to be a sense of excitement and freshness while also focusing on details and technique. I make uniquely functional pottery with an emphasis on surface decoration. I start by hand throwing a form on my pottery wheel, then I let the form speak to me. If I pay attention and listen, the piece seems to tell me what type of leaf or flower I need to paint or carve on its surface. My newer work has planned, but quick, black brush strokes that I then fill in with other colors. Sometimes I will also add or subtract thin lines of clay to highlight the floral pattern."
Sarah quit her "day job" in April of 2012 to pursue her dream and grow her business. Since then, so many doors have been opened. She sells her work in lots of local shops and galleries, online, out of her studio, and at about 15 art fairs a year! "Like" her on facebook at www.facebook.com/sarahmics to stay up to date on events and new work. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to be added to her mailing list.