South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Olivia Sangster

SCAD ID - #359


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olivia.sangster@gmail.com

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Discipline

  • Visual Art
  • Crafts

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Geographical Availability

  • Low Country


About


Olivia Sangster is a ceramic artist focusing primarily in working with porcelain and traditional wheel thrown and hand-building techniques. She has been a teacher of art and ceramics both in and out of public schools. After receiving her B.F.A. with concentration in Ceramics and Certification in Art Education from Tyler School of Art in 2015, she became a full time Visual Arts teacher in public schools. having taught first in Rhode Island and then in Charleston public schools for the past 7 years.

Olivia has also worked at various art centers including Public Works Art Center in Summerville, SC where she helped create a pottery studio and currently teaches classes to children, teens and adults. As a working artist in the field, Olivia is always seeking ways in which she can create simple, beautiful and functional forms that draw from different inspiration. Her work focuses on form and function, while her initial training in drawing and painting are explored in the surfaces of her work. While she considers herself a teaching artist, she also believes that anyone working in art and especially in clay, is always a student: forever learning from the medium both in and out of the classroom.

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