A studio visit with the ceramic artist Sara Winkle
When I saw Sara Winkle’s ceramic art for the first time, I immediately fell in love. My knowledge about pottery is very limited but that did not prevent me from seeing the special beauty in her work. The curvy bodies of women she places on her plates or vases, the colors she uses (especially for her desert landscapes mugs), the shapes … Everything just feels unique and so extraordinarily pure, something that also actually reflects the German-born artist as a person, too.
We are entering the curvy, mountainous streets of Topanga, a former hippie area of Los Angeles. The big trees of Theatricum Botanicum on the property of the Will Geer theater – an almost magical place with a cute outdoor stage – throw beautiful shadows onto the ground, covered by amazingly scented wood chips. We discover the pottery studio in a little wooden cottage where Sara awaits us with her adorable dog.