Sarah McCarthy

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 Daily I create with my hands, exploring, experimenting, moving the clay, making a living. For me being a potter is a lifestyle; I make pots, I take a tea break, create some more, take a bike ride, go back to the studio. I watch the woods and the changing seasons from my studio porch.  For me, making and using pots is learning to see, to pause, to share, to connect..


 In the studio I enjoy  repetition as much as the exploration of new forms and surface designs.  I use the wheel as well as hand build my forms. My work is exploring the surface balance of a natural patina and color. The natural patina is clay showing its rawness, its depth. Color brings energy and joy.  My pots are fired in an electric kiln to cone 6.