Announcement Check Out My Artist Website: www.saraknoxart.com
Check Out My Artist Website: www.saraknoxart.com
anhnguyen25 on Oct 27, 2016
great for the office; very functional as pen holder
Live, Love, Laugh, Make Art.
In August 2001, I had just started an MFA at Pratt Institute in New York City, but I would only complete my first semester as the devestating events of September 11th would find me on deployments with the Army Reserves for the next two years. Before attending Pratt, I had completed a BA in Art at Dickinson College, where I first fell in love with clay and art. I enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1999 to help pay back undergraduate loans and to use my Russian language skills as a way to support my art addiction. After starting to sell my work in galleries and at art festivals, people kept telling me about Etsy, so I finally got my online act together! Not only do I love being able to sell my work around the country through Etsy, but I love being able to connect with other artists and people who are interested in handmade work.
My artwork ranges from whimsical to fine art and is one of a kind. I love to develop my own ideas and techniques, and I continuously find myself working on new pieces and ideas. I strive to invent work that is unprecedented in the art/craft world.
My artwork is original and one of a kind. I love to develop my own ideas and techniques, and I continuously find myself working on new pieces and new ideas. My work ranges from whimsical to elegant, and I strive to invent work that is unprecedented in the art/craft world. My “Fractured Paintings,” which people tell me they “have never seen anything like it,” are broken clay pieces suspended in place at different angles and depths, so from several feet away they look like one piece, but when viewed close-up, the individual pieces are realized. They are three dimensional “paintings” that are attention-grabbing from all sides. What I mean is that when hanging in your house, they are just as pleasing to look at from the side while sitting at your desk as they are when viewed straight on in the living room!
I developed my “Applique” clay line as a result of many hours of experimenting in the studio. In high school, I learned how to sew and it reminds me of stitching on clothing. After some research, however, I realized that my technique is closer related to Embroidery stitching, but I will stick with “Applique” for now as this term seems more exquisite just like these pots! Each dot is meticulously poked by hand and there are hundreds of dots on each piece. I know I’m crazy, but I love the effect and its rewarding to me that each is intricately designed and that nothing else exists like it.
My pear sponge holder is another invention that I’m excited about. One day I was gallery sitting at the Frederick Pottery Guild (Frederick, MD) and a customer came in looking to purchase a sponge holder. We did not have any in the gallery, but later I went home and started to come up with ideas that would work well on the kitchen sink, but would also have a sculptural appeal. I happened to be sculpting miniature pears on a fruit bowl and decided to try sculpting a larger one to see if it would hold a sponge nicely. This and my iHolders (one eyeball or tooth that hold one pen or pencil) are some of my best functional sellers!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I do custom work; I generally need a 50% deposit before I begin custom pieces.
Shipping Rates: If you believe the shipping rate listed is too high for your location in reference to zip code 21740, please convo me with your address and I will enter it in usps.com to see if I can give you a better rate.