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Sara Truman

Sara Truman

Artist
Profile Location
Gainesville , FL
Biography

Sara Truman is a ceramic artist and educator living in Gainesville, FL. She is the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair and Ceramics Instructor at Gainesville High School. She is co-owner of Studio T/M Pottery & Clay, which serves as her studio space, in addition to offering community classes and a 1-year studio assistantship.

Artist Statement

My current investigations in clay are a direct relation to my own daily rituals. A handmade mug for coffee in the morning, a tumbler for water throughout the day, and a voluminous tea bowl for tea in the evening. As vessel maker these utilitarian objects keep me excitedly making to find my next favorite one in a series. I believe the more voluptuous the form the better for both containment and consumption. I create these larger forms to give me a grander surface to address with my surface decoration. These blank canvases lined up on my table beacon to be attended. Inspired by abstract expressionist paintings of the 1950’s and 60’s I lay my colors out in front of meworking intuitively across several pieces at a time. Using underglazes as paint I layer washes of color to build a history of mark making on the surface. After several of these layers are built up I use a sgrafitto tool to carve back through the slip and reveal small lines of the dark clay body. After glazing I brush each one with a thin coat of lithium wash in certain areas to reveal more through the layers of slip and underglaze. When finished I send them out into the world for someone else’s daily ritual to experience.

Medium
Ceramics
 
 

Purchase Art by this Artist

Small Blue Jar

$26.00
Gifted 2021
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Blue Teabowl

$50.00
Gifted 2021
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Whisky Sipper

$35.00
Gifted 2021
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Whisky Sipper

$35.00
Gifted 2021
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Blue Green Vase

$125.00
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Yellow Whiskey Bottle

$125.00
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Flask

$40.00
Ceramics
Sara Truman

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Nov
03
11/3/17 to 12/24/17
Jim Aden
Kristine Allphin
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Nolan Baumgartner
Margaret Berry
Ashley Buchanan
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Kelly Cook
Austin Coudriet
Lindsey Day
John Dennison
Amanda Durig
Robin Erfe
Lynette Fast
Allie Feezell
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Barbara Greving
Luke Huling
Mike Jabbur
Sarah Jentsch
Lauren Karle
Anthony Park Kascak
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Margie Magnuson
Susan McGilvrey
Andrew McIntyre
Nicole McLaughlin
Bri Murphy
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Teddy Osei
Brent Pafford
Cathy Patterson
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Chanakarn Semachai (Punch)
Annie Sinton
Susan Stark-Johnson
April Stevenson
Evan Stoler
Dan Terpstra
James Tingey
Lisa Truax
Sara Truman
Kat Wiese
Kate Marotz
Max Reis
Nov
05
11/5/21 to 12/24/21
Multiple Mediums
Brett Anderson
Owen Buffington
Matt Bukrey
Anne Burton
Jordan Buschur
Neil Celani
Heather Jo Davis
Lindsey Day
Matthew Dercole
Amanda Durig
Katelyn Farneth
Gerit Grimm
PJ Hargraves
Luke Huling
Anthony Park Kascak
G.V. Kelley
Brian Kluge
Michael Ian Larsen
Julia Leggent
Elise Loomis
Jon Love
Bartholomew Lynch
Kristen Martincic
Bri Murphy
Nathan Murray
Liana Owad
McKenzie Phelps
Jason Piccoli
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Kate Running
Bill Shaffer
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Cody Weber
Taylor Woolwine
Mar
04
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums

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