Sara recently exhibited her work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD. Her work has been shown throughout the country in several juried exhibitions, and she has participated in more than twenty competitive fine art and craft festivals across MD, PA and VA. In 2007, her piece entitled "Russian Tea Service" was purchased by the Kamm Collection. After receiving her BA in Fine Art at Dickinson College and graduating as the Valedictorian of her class, she studied sculpture and ceramics in the Master's of Fine Art program at Pratt Institute in NYC. Sara is currently working on her Ceramic's Certificate from Hood College.
Born in Silver Spring, she is a native of Maryland; however, she has lived and worked all over the world. During college, she lived and studied in both Kyrgyzstan and Russia, and she traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union and Europe as a recipient of the American Institute for Foreign Study Foundation Fellowship. She is a veteran of the US Army Reserves, wherein she became a Russian Linguist and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the 323rd Military Intelligence Battalion. She joined the reserves in 1999 after being influenced by her brother's decision to join the active duty Army and to help repay her student loan debt. Before going to basic training, she completed her first solo art show entitled "Growing Balls: A One Woman Show," which was held at the Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD.
In 2002, after completing her first semester at Pratt Institute, her studies were interrupted as she was called to duty to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She worked with the Army Reserves in Germany, Iraq, Japan and Russia. She has been awarded several medals including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Joint Service Achievement Medal.
Since she first put her hands on clay under the tutelage of Barbara Diduk, Professor at Dickinson College, Sara fell in love with clay and art. While stationed abroad, she often sought out places like small ceramic facilities or woodshops in order to create things. She currently has her own studio in Hagerstown, MD. She shows and sells her work through galleries, exhibitions, festivals and online.
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