Sarah Gruber

"Life is tender and beautiful, harsh and difficult. Can we hold both at the same time? We try. We embody this tension; I want my pots to embody this tension. 

My work represents the process of making sense of what it means to be human in our natural element(s): The interplay of how we feel, what we think, the struggle to have one voice emerge and honor the divergence; a tension between finding a home in intuition, in organic making, and the quest for perfection; a constant pull to experience and merge with nature. I expect it to evolve. I like to touch and hold my pots and would like to think the viewer might do so and experience some of the process and energy that goes into them. 

I am a late-emerging artist, having discovered and quickly become smitten by clay after taking a class at the Carrboro Arts Center ceramics studio in 2014. Soon after, I became a studio assistant at the Center, allowing me to delve into many different facets of making with clay. I am a science curriculum developer and teacher by trade, but I spend as much time as possible in my home studio, where I both wheel throw and hand build my pieces (often altering my wheel thrown pieces). I am a member of the North Carolina Clayworks and Triangle Potters Guilds. " See Sarah's work at:

Pittsboro Gallery of Arts

PO Box 1784, 44-A Hillsboro St.

Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312


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