Sabine discovered clay when she studied Graphic Design at the
Now she creates whimsical ceramic artwork. After making her functional pieces for many years,she thought it would be nice to create pieces which she could wear every day-
that is why she started making ceramic beads, pendants and jewelry.
Sabine's work is entirely built by hand which makes every piece very unique. She uses white low fire clay which comes from a local store. Since her background is in Graphic Design she loves to paint and draw little stories onto the pieces. She only uses commercial glazes and loves using the bright colors of Duncan Concepts. She owns two electric kilns and fires to cone 04/06.
Having been raised in a place where rich colors are used to brighten up rainy days, Sabine's work always has a happy feel to it. Her work is strongly influenced by Japanese Pop culture and can be described as Kawaii; a Japanese term which translates to cute or adorable.
Cuteness has become a nearly universally esteemed aspect of Japanese culture. Sabine also gets inspired by nature and the love for all kind of animals. She owns a tiny
Sabine's favorite ceramic artists are Maggi Giles http://www.ma ggigiles.com, Linda Bloomfield http://www.lindabloomfield.co.uk/index.html and Julia Kirilova http://www.teaware.com/.
She sells her work at local shows and through her website and etsy. She has tried lots of different venues over the years- wholesale shows, arts and crafts fairs and came to the conclusion that the best way for her is to concentrate on selling online and showing work in the local community. Sabine joined a coop studio in Berkeley (Berkeley Potters Guild), CA and does two shows a year. She also shows her work at a gallery in
Sabine's advice for newbies would be to take lots of classes and workshops and to develop your own style. Her favorite tool would be the slab roller. Since Sabine's work is mostly made out of slabs, she says it is such a nice treat to be able to quickly roll out some slabs with my slab roller.