Sarah Logan is a ceramic artist living on the North Coast of California. She grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and received her BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Sarah is influenced by natural history, and uses clay as a vehicle to explore ideas of time, memory and place. She has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for ten years. Sarah will be showing in the Bay Area this summer at the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival and The American Craft Council Show in San Francisco.
My sculptures are vessels for caching personal stories and establishing connections with the past and the future. I cherish the intimate details and still moments punctuating my busy existence, but their clarity can be fleeting. A weeping Calla Lilly outside my studio door, a decomposing whale swept up from the sea, the slowly eroding granite needles from my home in the Black Hills–these things feel like metaphors for experiences and reminiscences dulled by the passage of time. By creating mementos and souvenirs to document my experiences, I seek to give form to my memories, distilling them to their essence and preserving them against decay.