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Meet Sarah Supersmith

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Supersmith.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I became devoted to ceramics at age eight because of rocks in Pismo Beach CA. They blew me away. A geologist would have been my path if I wasn’t born in a family of all artists with strict daily practices. To keep up, I drew in my sketchbook & freely wandered to my potter grandmother who showed me the ropes. I still feel as free as a potter now. I can work slowly, like a luxurious slowness. Slip trailing comes from my love of drawing & an obsession with Navajo design. I love Tiles in LA. And a little bit of British pottery culture. My mother was a Sculptor at Otis Art Institute. With my father, they married & opened a Studio on Melrose called Kupersmith & Co. That’s where I chose my name: Supersmith. I sign all pots with the mark passed down to me by my mother. A Calabasas freeway pomegranate. How many times did I drive in traffic gazing at the pomegranate trees!

Please tell us about your art.
I create ceramics. I make functional and decorative pots in my own studio in West Hills CA. I throw the pots on a wooden Paul Soldner whee made of old car parts. I’d love to help bring people peace with my giant cool mugs. I love to make dishes that become part of my customers’ celebrations, including tea bowls and large vessels. I’m inspired by my veganism and the daily black and white ink drawings I make. My favorite pots are decorated through slip trailing technique that is inspired by my years of daily drawing & calligraphy. I am inspired by folk art and craft. I can’t stop reading about the Mingei Movement (I’m on a lifelong journey with my craft)

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Stay awesome. Never let anyone take advantage of you. Don’t show in venues that compromise your work. Be a shining light for other creative people. Draw every day. I wish I’d made pots for Women’s shelters & all Safe havens- Can still do that, will take offers! I wish I’d traveled to England & Moshiko Japan.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?



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Sarah Supersmith

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