Artist. Ceramicist. Illustrator.
SERVING VIVID IMAGINATION IN A CUP
I strive to create visually imaginative and textural landscapes to touch and explore, provoking thought through the experience of a tangible object. I am fascinated with how the mind creates memories and the correlation of experience, both real and perceived. My imagery often blends satirical narratives drawn in vivid colors, with fragility, grace, and vulnerability. For inspiration, I often rely on the positive and negative influences that I experience daily, confusion of dreams and memories, and the curiosity and wonder I experienced as a child. I am also interested in the response to the drinking vessel when the surface is used as a dimensional canvas. I hope to harness the familiar impulse of the cup, it's invitation to reach out, and draw it near.
"These cups are my life, I pour my stories into them."
Sarah Magar is a Montana artist who completed her Ceramics and Drawing BFA from the University of Montana School of Art in 2015. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her artist’s residency at Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She has exhibited her work in Montana extending out to the Pacific Northwest, and Canada. She has received awards from several juried exhibitions, including the purchase of her work by the Montana Museum of Art and Culture in 2013 and 2015, and The People’s Choice Award at the 8th Annual Simple Cup show at the Kobo Gallery in Seattle 2014. Sarah is currently working in studio while visiting Vancouver Island, in Beautiful British Columbia.