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.
"My work is inspired by floral fabric of all time periods but, specifically 18th century Indian block printing. All of my work is hand thrown porcelain made completely by me in my home studio. Each piece has a total of 5 separate techniques which are all done before the first firing: Slip inlay, Sgraffito, Applique buttons, Stamping with my own handmade stamps, and slip trailing. I strive for "uniquely functional" pieces that will elevate your everyday! All of my work is glazed in my own glazes I've developed and they are all food, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. After the firings I sand the bottoms of each piece three separate times with different grits of sand paper to ensure the smoothest of bases. I really think about the aesthetics of the piece but also about the functionality. My work is lightweight and comfortable to use."
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: email@example.com with any questions or to be added to her mailing list.