Presented by: Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard
Join us in welcoming Sara Henry to the Ceramics Program for a talk about her life and work as a ceramic artist.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Register below to reserve your seat.
Sara Henry currently instructs art courses at The Arkansas School of Mathematics, Science, and the Arts, located in the historical town of Hot Springs.
Henry was born in a small village on the west coast of Alaska along the banks of the Kuskokwim River. She grew up in Palmer, a small town in a valley surrounded by vast mountain ranges, raging rivers, and all sorts of wildlife.
Henry received her BFA degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and her MFA degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. there, she discovered new and exciting ways of building complex sculptures using ceramic casting slip, combustible materials, oxides, and metals. Current events, ontology, existentialism and geology are motivations for concepts, techniques and material choices. Her work is a formal inquiry and material exploration that delves into the connections between humans and nature and investigates our history and our surroundings.
Henry has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Alaska, New York, Virginia, and Nebraska. Her artwork can be found in many private collections in the United States, most notably, it has been included in the Robert and Karen Duncan Aviation Estate Collection of Lincoln, Nebraska.