Sarah Heimann - Teapot with Umbrella
9" w x 4.5"d x 6.75"h
I wrap carvings around simple ceramic forms. I am surrounded by history with an apartment and studio in an old barn. Walks in nearby woods take me by trees grown through wire fences, crumbling cellar foundations, and old stone walls. Sidewalk pieces line the bottom of a stream in a neighboring town park.
Images fill my head as I draw on leather-hard pieces. There are stories in every abandoned cellar hole, each forested stone wall, and every clump of field daffodils. Suggestions of these stories fill my head as I start drawing, beginning with a bloom or building, taking a small moon to the ground, and placing a larger one over a vine and behind a tree. In carving, I hone form and breathe life into the image.
Sarah Heimann is a studio potter in Lebanon, NH. She is an instructor at Dartmouth College’s ceramic studio. Her work has been published in Lark’s 500 Cups, 500 Vases, 500 Teapots, Studio Potter magazine, and Surfaces, Glazes, and Firing by Angelica Pozo. Awards have included the Huntington Museum of Art Walter Gropius Master Artist, McKnight Artist Residency, Jerome Artist Project Grant, and a McKnight Artist Fellowship. She has an MFA in Ceramics from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.