These porcelain paintings are layered and expressive vignettes. Artist Sara Morales Morgan uses underglaze, glaze and gold luster to create richly pigmented portraits. This series, Language of Flowers, originally debuted at Alma's as a part of a group exhibition, So Much Bigger than Pretty. Since then we have been honored to host several of the pieces from this series on view in various exhibitions.
Each portrait is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with hanging cable for easy install.
Sara Morales Morgan is an artist from San Jose, California, and Hartselle, Alabama, currently located in Baltimore, Maryland. She explores notions of identity and home through the creation of illustrated porcelain paintings and sculptures. Sara 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. Sara's work has been included in over 60 exhibitions nationally and has been published in Ceramics Monthly and in “500 Figures in Clay, Volume 2” by LARK Books. She has been a resident artist at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ “Pentaculum,” at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts as a Kiln God Award recipient, and at Baltimore Clayworks as the 2016 – 2017 Lormina Salter Fellow.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.