Sarah Vandersall - "Empire of Love" Jewelry Vessel

Sarah Vandersall - "Empire of Love" Jewelry Vessel
Item# 121279

Product Description

Empire of Love, Quartz Jasper

Sarah Vandersall - Toledo Artist

Born in Northwest Ohio, Sarah Vandersall has been around clay all of her life, beginning with baking clay pots on the roofs of cars. She finds that holding onto one of the oldest living things helps her too manifest her most connected magical formations. Sarah’s career has taken her all over the world collecting, and translating experiences into observable formations. Vandersall has lived, shown, spoken about, and collaborated in New York, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Guangdong China, Accra Ghana, and Hawaii. She traverses the ideas and facets in which we can, at the same time exist, and be spiritually one with our environments. Accessing our relationship to the elements through our existential worlds. She views humanity with all its twists and turns, wormholes and ever changing dynamics, as a place of invention. As we journey through life we transform, multiple times, and are rarely the same twice. Sarah has embraced this cycle of transformation, and brings it into her practice of reimagining our avenues of perception. Her current gemstone pieces encompass the, ideas and practice of meditation. A bringing together and connecting with the ways that we can, and are spiritually coexisting with nature, and each other. At once grounding and affirming, Vandersall Gemstone Vessels are for: sipping in celebration or ceremony; for marking bodily or spiritual healing; for toasting alone or with loved ones to mark an occasion; also for meditating and vibrational connecting. These pieces are symbols of celebration, and harmonious energy. They allow a place for spiritual healing and transformation into our own lives, as we balance and heal them.

The Museum Store featuring Collector’s Corner A sales Gallery of original, signed works of art by more than 250 regional artists. Located in the Toledo Museum of Art- 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43697 (419) 254-5766

Education 2019 Death Doula Certification, Los Angeles CA 2016 Shamanic and Kundalini Yoga Studies, Los Angeles CA 2005 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Ceramics Dartmouth MA 2004 New York State College of Ceramics Alfred University, Alfred NY 2002 Studied Dance n Music w/ Master Xylophonist Bernard Woma, Degara Music Center, Medie Ghana 2001 University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa MA, MFA Candidate 2000 BFA Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green OH 2000 Dance and Music Study in conjunction with Habib Iddrisu, Tamale Ghana

Solo Exhibitions 2015 Bring Back that Braid and Kill Your Own Snake: Customized Burial Rituals and Afterlife Plans Los Angeles, CA 2011 Soup Kits for Far Travel, Gallery 409, Kansas City, MO 2008 Our Patagonia, Dowsing for Water. Gallery 6 YWCA, Kansas City, KS

Selected Group Exhibitions 2013 Winter Invitational, The Telephone Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2012 Flat File Exhibition, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO 2010 Winter Invitational, The Telephone Booth Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2010 Flat File Exhibition, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO 2009 Happy Tree Friends, (Part 11), Urban Culture Project, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2008 Painterly La La, Group Exhibition, Urban Culture Project Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2008 Flat File Exhibition, H&R Block Art Space,Kansas City, MO 2007 International Ceramic Invitation Exhibition, Shiwan Ceramics Museum Foshan, China. 2006 Aesthete, Reframing the Forlorn, Jessie Fisher and Sarah Vandersall, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2005 Testimonies of Freedom, Traveling Show, Toledo, OH 2005 MFA Thesis Exhibition, The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, The University Art Gallery, New Bedford, MA 2005 The Exquisite Corpse, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA 2004 Interventions of space, Taber Academy, Marion MA 2004 I’m waiting for My Mother to send my Flute but she’s in a Puddle on the Floor, Performance. AHA Night, New Bedford, MA

Public and Private Collections 2007 Guangdong Shiwan Ceramics Museum, Guangdong, China 2005 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Karen Dorty Memorial Collection, New Bedford, MA Awards Scholarships and Residencies 2008 Scholarship for a six week Professional Class, Artist INC, Kansas City, MO 2007 500 Year Celebration Nanfung Kiln International WoodFiring Creation Camp, Foshan, China 2007 Charlotte Street Foundation Studio Residency Award, Kansas City, MO 2007 Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist Studio Award, Kansas City, MO 2007 Teaching Assistantship, Teacher of Record, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA 2004 Judy Phaff Workshop,Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, ME 2002 Summer Study Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford MA

Curatorial Projects and Happenings 2020 Developed a Series Wellness Classes for Mental Health Clients, The Connection Center, Bowling Green OH 2017 Garden Hours: A Series of Events focusing on Native Plants, Tea Ceremonies, Dance and Movement. Healing through Nature. 2017 Assistant Support Organization Echo Park Craft Fair, Echo Park CA 2014-16 Assistant in Curating Artists, Los Angeles County Store, Selected Visiting Artists Lectures 2010 Curated Fashions for Warming Hours: A Series of Happenings, Tarot Readings, Healing Baths. Grand Arts, Kansas City MO

2008 Organized Movement: Modules on the Prairie: A Series of in-Home Wellness classes, Kansas City MO 2007 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI 2006 Artist Lecture Series, Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO 2005 Inconstancies of Space, Exhibition Lecture, Taber Academy, Marion MA

Bibliography “Los Angeles County Store keeps it local with artisan made goods” Los Angeles Times, May 4th 2014 The Second China Foshan International Wood Firing Conference Essays of the Exhibition, July 2007 “Aesthete Reframing the Forlorn” Jessie Fisher and Sarah Vandersall, Review Magazine, November 2006

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