Sarah Griebel appreciates the physical aspects of our lives. She finds the most joy in working with clay, gardening, foraging, and cooking. Griebel received a Visual Arts Diploma at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta in 2019. She was raised on a farm in rural Alberta and realized very early she enjoyed her independence. After high school she worked and travelled to the UK, Europe, and Australia. Working in kitchens and the dining room provided insight into the service and presentation of ceramics. In 2009 Griebel and her partner opened a seasonal restaurant called Wild Caraway in rural Nova Scotia which currently operates from May-October. The connections of people to nature, food, and other people are recurring themes in her thoughts and vision.
I am part restaurant owner, gardener, student, and traveller. My main curiosities are driven by exploring places and relationships, and examining the often complicated history that lay beneath. I enjoy the serendipitous moments of contact in life and the sense of wonder these moments provide.
Ceramics is my first love. The tactile nature and routine processes provide excitement for me at every stage. I am working towards creating functional ware that enhances a persons dining experience through interaction with the piece. I appreciate stories behind details and am looking to imbue my work with stories of place and gratitude. This is achieved through material, colour, symbol and shape as they all carry their own stories.
February – March 2021