Working with clay to preserve and document my existence. While the sculpture I make holds….I arrange and a variety at elements from my experiences including architecture, machined objects and ceramics art history. My work/pieces of art/sculpture consist of Monolithic ceramics forms that are combined with found objects and repurposed materials for slip casting.

To act as stand/altar.
To evoke questions while representing and celebrating elements of time and past.
Creating echoing within collaged elements and present time. 

This arrangement comes to me while thinking through social dynamic, family experiences and situations that I have lived. Using my experiences and the past to dictate and guide my choices. These are memories. 

I am a contemporary ceramic artist and this work is looking at a series of porcelain vessels. I create minimal art that reflects the emotions within my own space. Homage, memorial, and commemoration are common themes in my work. I am fascinated by the universal concepts of form, mass, proportion, rhythm and structure in everyday life, and my work reflects the beauty of life and its fundamental simplicity. Capture an essence that celebrates and refers to post-industrial everyday objects. 

My perspective is influenced by a nuanced understanding and knowledge of the Bauhaus and the Decorative Arts movements of the early 20th century and just as importantly to me is having my formative years spent growing up in Israel. The use of minimal palette, reduced colour scheme, and simple shapes offer a sense of calm and serenity. This invites viewers to pause/linger to reflect and resonance. The play with the form of the object is always a pleasure to me, and this play creates the building blocks of ideas to be represented. 

I begin by casting vessels in a variety of sizes using porcelain slip clay. Once the vessels are made, I experiment with the rims, cut and join lips and make slashes and cuts to expose the spaces within. The shapes are stacked, resulting in a strong vertical form, where the waist of the work is often distinctive and where the base forms a grounded foundation, reminiscent to an architectural structure.


Sarit Cohen is a graduateof the ANU School of Art (Ceramics). She was awarded the Doug Alexander Memorial Award for Decorative Surface 1992. She completed residencies in Denmark, Switzerland and China. These opportunities have significantly contributed to her work in the areas of porcelain manipulation and casting. She has contributed to numerous group and survey shows over the last 20 years, both nationally and internationally, notably in the USA, Denmark and Hungary. Cohen’s work bears the influence of her childhood spent in Israel, and of her Turkish and Indian heritage.