This work is primarily influenced by a love of western landscape and wildflowers. I pay close attention to brushstroke, line, and color in developing my designs, layering several different techniques to bring colorful visual interest to the crisp forms. My wares are clean and functional in their precision and shape, with attention given to detail and function in conjunction with the surface design. Porcelain lends itself as a clean canvas to showcase my designs, and each piece is sealed with a food, dishwasher, and microwave-safe clear glaze.  My pieces infuse daily rituals with color and capture a sense of the landscape and beauty of native western flora.

Sadie Winter grew up on a ranch in Wyoming, immersed in the DIY aesthetic and frontier ingenuity of outsider art. She discovered clay as a production potter for Piney Creek Pottery from 2015-2017, finding joy in the physical and creative labor and drawing strength from the landscape and historical detritus of the West.

Sadie has attended work-study programs at Penland School of Craft, interned at Anderson Ranch Arts center, received a post-baccalaureate from Utah State University in ceramics, and worked and interned at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts to pursue her craft. She teaches ceramics in a community studio in the Laramie Plains Civic Center, where she also owns and operates a private studio business. She serves on the executive board of the Laramie Public Art Coalition.

Sadie Winter