Sarah Mansbach

Young children and toddlers love playing with mud. Most people grow out of doing so, but I still love it! The fact that a block of wet clay can be made into an infinite number of objects, be them sculptural or functional, makes clay magical to me. Making ceramics is my meditation, my relaxation, my place of inspiration and ultimately, my happy place.

I tend to focus my energies on making one type of sculpture for a long time, and then switch completely. For example, for the longest time, I made tall stacked sculptures using b-mix and stoneware, and then switched completely to making delicate porcelain flowers.

The nature I see when hiking in Marin County with my dog, is a common inspiration for my work, be that a stacked rock formation, a tree, or a wildflower. Making ceramics, just like being in nature, is good for my soul.

Revolving Rocks


41 in x 11 in x 6 in

2016. Stoneware, cone 5 electric kiln, underglaze finish

Not for sale

Turning Point


37 in x 7 in x 7 in

2015. B-mix, cone 5 electric firing, underglaze finish

Not for sale

Centered Man


26 in x 7 in x 7 in

2017. B-mix, cone 5 electric firing, underglaze and clear glaze

Not for sale

Pierced platter


16 in x 10 in x 3 in

Porcelain, cone 5 electric firing, glaze finish

Not for sale

Centered


14 in x 11 in x 5 in

2020 Porcelain Cone 5 firing, glaze, underglaze and acrylic finish

Not for sale