"My love of working with flowers and clay go hand-in-hand. They both involve working with the earth and the elements as well as encourage appreciation of shape, colour and texture. Patience is required whether starting a plant from a seed or a mug from a ball of clay. If you try to rush either of these things, your efforts will most likely be met in vain."
Sarah is interested in how humans feel compelled to leave a permanent mark on the earth and believes this is associated with our fear of death and being forgotten. Perhaps because we know our time is limited we strive to make ourselves permanent in some way.
it was the extreme Canadian winters that taught me the importance of indoor hobbies. I found fibre art to be immensely therapeutic and became absorbed by the end result. I never expected this art form to become one of my greatest passions until, after many failed attempts, I found success in incorporating dried flowers and truly fell in love with the process.
"A few years ago, I began drawing from TV stills, as a way to reignite my studio practice. After a while, I began to focus exclusively on Antiques Roadshow, as its content and context proved to be a rich area for exploration." - Riki Kuropatwa