Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 78
Sarah’s exposure to a variety of art inspirations through her family, and her constant desire to create objects by hand, saw her start her artistic journey during childhood. With a doctorate in science, her fascination with the chemistry and physics surrounding art processes, mediums, and techniques, are the driving force for her art practice today.
A hunter and collector, Sarah searches both the living world and antique stores for objects to emboss clay. Feathers, leaves, and buttons are amongst the found objects pressed into clay tiles and 3D forms. Repeating patterns and tessellations give rhythm and energy to her handmade jewelry, bowls, and wall hangings, pushing them into abstraction. Inspired by a weaving course led by Birgit Moffatt, Sarah started creating kono (a woven basket) using non-conventional materials such as recycled plastic, maps, and hemp. Sarah divides her time between teaching science, technology, and experimenting with art projects she feels passionate about.
Artistic medium: Ceramics/Pottery, paper plus recycle and found objects
Kāpiti Arts Trail
Whitireia Kāpiti Campus, 9 Milne Dr, Paraparaumu
Open by appointment during the year.
Mobile: 021 022 29002
Phone: 04 2931918
Payment options available: Cash out from Eftpos provided by Whitireia.
Accessibility: Suitable for all.