Sara Morales-Morgan ( she/her )

Artist Statement

My artwork explores my notions of identity, health, and life to discuss universal experiences. I use a personal vocabulary of imagery and symbolism to illustrate open narratives that invite viewers to imagine their own stories and relationships. I draw inspiration from many things, including: historical artworks and folktales; contemporary illustration, animation, and tattoo; women's history; and my personal experiences. Flowers play a large role in my work. They have rich historical correlations to communication, and brief, beautiful life cycles that remind us to appreciate life and acknowledge death.

-- Sara Morales-Morgan


Sara Morales-Morgan is an artist from California and Alabama, located in Baltimore, Maryland. She earned her Master’s degree in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of South Alabama. She has shown her work all over the US, was selected as one of Ceramics Monthly’s 2023 Emerging Artists, and has been published in “500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2” by LARK Books, the annual NCECA Journal, and in Ceramics Monthly – both in the magazine and on the cover. She has been a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ “Pentaculum,” at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts as a Kiln God Award recipient, and at Baltimore Clayworks as the 2016 – 2017 Lormina Salter Fellow. She makes work out of her home studio with the help of her feline assistant, is married to her best friend, and has a few chronic illnesses.