Materials: Slip cast + hand built porcelain with white glaze
Dimensions: 12 x 9 cm
About the Maker: Sarit Cohen received the Doug Alexander Memorial Award for Decorative Surface with the Canberra Potters' Society and has completed residencies in Denmark and Switzerland. These opportunities have significantly contributed to the development of her work in the areas of paper clay casting and porcelain manipulation. She received a major equipment grant from artsACT which enabled her to carry on with these experiments.
Sarit’s work bares the influence of her childhood spent in Israel of Indian & Turkish parents. Her memories of the desert, its surfaces & dry atmosphere are constantly evidenced in her objects. This, together with an increasing curiosity about her Indian background, forms the basis of her research. Although she has lived in Australia for more than 30 years, the conflict in the Middle East has been with her constantly & continues to emerge in her work by embracing iconography, design & stories from other cultures in the region.