SARAH BURNS www.sweetfernpottery.com
I am a clay artist. I work primarily with stoneware. My forms starts on the potter’s wheel and are then softly altered into familiar geometric forms. I love to make a series of components and then spontaneously build with them to create spaces and shapes I find interesting. I use a soda fired reduction kiln and a wood fired kiln to fire my work. The combination of the warm earth tones of the clay, the subtle effects of the soda ash, makes each piece unique and one of a kind. I have always been a maker. I find it important to live with and use handmade objects in daily life. It is a grounding effect on the spirit of our home and myself.
Sarah has lived and worked in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for the last 20 years. She was first introduced to clay in college and then went on to work in several clay studios. Sarah began teaching and sharing her love of clay in several community based schools, institutions and her own studio. She became a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen in 2003 where she has exhibited, showed at the League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair, and collaborated with other artists. She has exhibited locally and nationally throughout her career.