Sara Ransford

Fascinated by life’s mysteries and processes I discover during my travels through the desert, canyons and oceans, my hand built sculptural forms explore the vulnerability and duplicity found in complex organic structures and the forces of erosion and deposition. I am intrigued by the historical marks and torn infrastructure left by unanticipated water events, bestowing the canyons with such remarkable beauty. Mostly we make choices, but sometimes these choices are made for us in our spiritual path through life, as events out of our control can permanently alter our life’s course. Negative space recurs often representing the impressions of past events, past relationships, even words unsaid, as I seek to provoke mystery through the interaction of separate elements. Using the tension and harmony I witness in nature as a metaphor for a window into our subconscious, the surprising strength of paper clay allows me to explore those disparate relationships by incorporating torn and fragile components ultimately representing the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces.

The Better Half.jpg
The Better Half.jpg

7x15x3.5 Soda-fired porcelain paper clay

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passages.jpg
passages.jpg

14x14x2.5 Soda-fired porcelain paper clay

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Esprit de corpes 2.jpg
Esprit de corpes 2.jpg

20x8x6 Soda-fired porcelain paper clay

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diamond in the rough.jpg
diamond in the rough.jpg

14x15x2 Soda-fired porcelain clay

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bring on the rain.jpg
bring on the rain.jpg

24x10x4 Soda-fired porcelain paper clay

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birdcage.jpg
birdcage.jpg

20x14x4 Soda-fired porcelain paper clay

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