Resident Artist

Photo by Katy Anderson.

Sarah Knight

Medium: Clay
Residency: September 1, 2023–
May 31, 2024

Sarah Knight (they/them) is a queer and trans ceramic artist and educator from Saint Louis, Missouri. Knight’s use of experimental ceramic techniques and materials allows them to question whether all matter is intrinsically queer, in a state of transformation. They fuse clay sculptures with melted stone and a wide range of non-clay additives to create sculptures that blend the artificial with the natural. Their extensive rock collection from the Ozarks, Wyoming, and their community allows them to connect queerness, the transmutation of matter, and the unseen values that dictate how one categorizes physical and internal worlds.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Knight received a BFA from Mills College and an MFA from Washington University in Saint Louis. They have been awarded residencies at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Jentel Foundation, and The Craft Alliance in Saint Louis. Their work has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. Knight’s first solo exhibition opened at Foundry Art Centre, in Saint Charles, Missouri, in 2022. During their time at HCCC, they plan to create work for a second solo exhibition at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They recently received an Artist Support Grant from the Regional Arts Commission to support the development of new work.

To learn more about Sarah Knight’s work, visit www.sarahknightart.net/work

Sarah’s residency is generously sponsored in part by Sara & Bill Morgan.

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The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

The application for the 2025 – 2026 cycle opens January 1, 2025. It’s free to apply!

The Artist Residency Program is designed to offer time and space for craft artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the public. The program supports emerging, mid-career, and established artists working in all craft media, including but not limited to clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and mixed media.

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