..although the dates kept a changin' - we WILL have a show of new work by Sarah Pike...barring bikes and other mishaps...
There is something extremely engaging about immersing hands in clay and all its processes, its tactile nature, its rainy scent, its infinite possibilities.
Sarah enjoys pottery that conveys personality, a slight air of attitude, that first step off the path. In that vein, her pots are never entirely symmetrical, as though they are leaning towards animation. One teapot leans into its ultimate pour, a cream jug leans back in a state of resistance. The artist likes this static sense of energy in pottery. For her it evokes the plastic nature of clay in its raw form but also the movement associated with the finished pot's intended use. It reflects our beauty and awkward imperfections; imperfections that celebrate the handmade object over mass-produced, industrial ware. A little wabi-sabi on the table, shelf or in the hand.
The artist's pottery is inspired by many things, including the nature around her home, the rich history of pottery, specifically Japanese and Islamic ceramics, but also by antique tinware and textured metal
Sarah is a full-time ceramic artist who studied ceramics at Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Colorado, and the University of Minneapolis.