- Membership OfferFri, Mar 08JonestownMar 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PMJonestown, 18601 RM 1431 ste 102, Jonestown, TX 78645, USA
Presented by Enkindle Pottery Studio
It's our privilege to have Sarah German of GACA join us as we witness her years of clay expertise come to life in our community pottery studio.
A Demonstration by Sarah German
Sarah will demonstrate how she uses Mason Stains to color clay and blend colors to create ombré effects as she coil builds over molds and combines it with wheel-thrown forms to create her woven work.
Friday, March 8th, 6pm - 9pm
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Bio Sarah German received a Studio Art degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Along with maintaining a studio practice, Sarah has spent fifteen years in arts administration and education. She recently moved to a full-time studio practice, and now spends her time working in her home studio in SE Austin, volunteering as the Coordinator for Greater Austin Clay Artists, and sharing her love of clay by teaching community classes. Sarah creates work for exhibitions, galleries, and festivals, has been featured in multiple publications including Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and 500 Teapots: Volume 2, and has held residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Penland School of Craft.
Statement Though ceramics can be considered a fragile material, Sarah's work is influenced by elements that when structured in a specific manner, provide strength, such as fibers in a weaving or metal beams in a truss bridge. This can be seen in the delicate, yet strong woven pieces that she creates by rolling coils of clay and weaving them in time-tested patterns proven to provide support. She mixes white clay with mason stains to create many shades of colorful clay. This colored clay becomes the accent in her pieces; a colored coil base to a wheel-thrown mug, a woven top to a flower vase, or a truss structure that supports a suspended cup form. The work is often finished in a glossy or matte clear glaze and fired to cone six in an electric kiln.