Sarah Welch was first introduced to ceramics through a year long apprenticeship with a traditional master potter in Vienna, Austria. After studying art in Austria and California, she earned a BFA in ceramics/sculpture. Since graduating she has shown her sculptural and functional work both nationally and internationally. Sarah enjoys making pottery, where she finds the fusing of beauty with function an inspiring challenge. The long tradition of pottery and its intimate place in daily life inform the artistic choices she makes.