Sara Ransford

Ceramic sculptor Sara Ransford, of Aspen, Col. will offer a free lecture at Galerie 103 in Po‘ipu today, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Then, starting Friday, Ransford will teach a three-day workshop at Keith Tammarine’s studio in Kalaheo.

“I explore the natural world in my sculptural forms,” Ransford said in a press release. “I am fascinated by the complexity in nature, and how that complexity reflects itself in our own world. The forces of erosion, the aspect of time, and things being created over eons, only to be changed in a single moment can create such vulnerability and duplicity in things we do not anticipate changing. These components culminate to represent the monumentality of even the most intimate, complex spaces.”

unnamed-4Ransford’s visit is sponsored by Hawai‘i Craftsmen, for their annual Aha Hana Lima program.

The workshop will be Friday, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ransford will explore the unique properties and methods of paper clay, which allow her to create delicate, thin sculptures.

Over the course of the workshop, she will explain her process, starting with how she makes the clay, sourcing materials and the remarkable building capabilities paper clay provides. Additionally, she will demonstrate the process used in creating her own sculptures and discuss her inspiration, concept and the dialogue she hopes to inspire through her work.

Ransford has exhibited at the Aspen Art Museum, The Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Las Cruces Museum of Art, and Evelyn Siegel Gallery and was awarded The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute.

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Galerie 103 is at 2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka, at The Shops at Kukui‘ula in Po‘ipu. Tammarine’s studio is at 3586 Koloa Rd. in Kalaheo.

Workshop registration is at or call Kathy Cowan at 651-1766.