The interviews with Sara began on March 23, 2015 and take place in her gorgeous work/live space in Emeryville, CA. Sara is part of the 45th St Artists' Coop which houses a number of artists and their live/work spaces. The Coop was founded in 1973 to provide artists with affordable space to live and create art.  Check out the pictures of her work and studio below.

About Sara:

Raised in Southern California, Sara Paloma first worked with clay as a college requirement  for an Art Education degree. Falling instantly in love with the medium, but too late to switch majors, she set up her own basement studio shortly after graduating from Cal State Long Beach in 1995.

After sharpening her craft in the off hours of jobs in animation and museums, Sara made the jump to full time studio potter in 2003 and began selling her distinctive line of stoneware vessels to galleries and design shops around the country. She moved from Los Angeles to the Bay Area in 2004, where she currently resides with her husband and their two small children.

Drawing inspiration from architecture, geology, beach combing, ancient history, industrial design, and travel, Sara Paloma’s iconic stoneware vessels are a study in monumental simplicity.

Visit Sara's website to see more of her beautiful work.

Interview dates

  • March 23, 2015
  • May 4, 2014

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