Sarah Dudgeon’s fun, fresh wood-fired pottery draws everyone in for a closer look. Handle one of her baking dishes, soup mugs or oil bottles to discover the artist’s skill and mastery of form. Because the various colors and design schemes of her pieces work so well together, it’s easy to become a collector of this popular potter’s work.
Sarah’s repertoire includes everything from over-sized serving bowls to tiny dandelion vases. Most of her forms are wheel-thrown; some are then altered. Coffee mugs and tall cups, square plates and milk bottles are glazed using a wax resist process. The artist’s imagery includes dots, swirls, checkerboard, floral and bird motifs, recognizable as her signature but evolving from firing to firing.
Sarah discovered clay at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, where she earned a BA in studio art before completing an apprenticeship in Bayfield, WI. In 2001, she converted an old Amery, WI general store into a home and studio and now maintains a busy schedule of production, art fairs, exhibitions, and instruction.