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Sarah Katz

145 East 16th Street 5M
New York, NY 10003, U.S.A.
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Phone: 917 751 2773

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A graduate of the well-respected ceramics program at The School for American Craftsmen at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she completed her Associates degree, Sarah Katz went on to attend the California Institute for the Arts in Oakland, where she obtained her BFA in Sculpture. In addition, she spent a year at Philadelphia College of Art (now called University of the Arts) as an exchange student studying in the sculpture program. Since 1994 Ms. Katz has shown extensively throughout the New York metropolitan area. A member of the National Sculpture Society and the International Sculpture Society, Ms. Katz has taught pottery and figurative sculpture at the Jewish Community Center program in Tenafly, NJ and a popular class called "The Figure in Clay" at the Craft's Students League in New York.


On her work:

I like to work with my hands and to tell stories. My pieces are both figurative and literary, in the sense of telling a story. I make reference to sculptural traditions that can be traced back to the small figurative sculptures made by Meissen, Hummel and other iconic images drawn from cartoon and large sculptures. When I make something, I always ask, “What is the nature of this object?” I can’t control all of the metaphors, but I think it’s important to visit them. The raw clay, shaped into these figures, sometimes combined with other materials, and the stories they tell, create layers of meaning and interpretation, which speaks to who we are to each other and to ourselves.