Summer Giveaway Time!
Raven Roast started doing giveaway promotions last fall (cuz who doesn’t love free stuff??) We started out giving a couple of tins of Raven Roast, our herbal coffee alternative, with a generic mug that we ordered with our logo…but we soon realized we were overlooking an incredible opportunity! Here in the Slocan Valley, we are surrounded by lovely and talented ceramic artists. How awesome would it be to
promote our product and lift up and promote a local artist at the same time?!
Objects and Feelings: Sarah Beatty
For our Summer Giveaway we are so fortunate to work with the incredible artist Sarah Beatty,
of Objects and Feelings, located right here in Slocan City! She answered some questions for us about her life and work.
Raven Roast: Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background, as an artist or just as a human?
Sarah Beatty: As an artist I like playing around with different materials and processes. I have a
degree in printmaking. Over the years I’ve had a handbag company, I was a bookbinder, and I
had a collaborative art practice called Good Morning Press that lasted over a decade. I was also
an art teacher until I relocated to Slocan. As a human I spend most of my time as a mum these
RR: When did you start making pottery? Why did you move in that direction?
SB: I started making pottery as an evening hobby until I set up my studio in 2018. I was drawn
to the challenge, the graceful beauty of the process of throwing, and the openness that allowed
either or both formal and conceptual applications. I love throwing. It’s meditative and you need
to put away everything else to do it well. Also I’m not going to lie—I feel deep satisfaction when pieces turn out.
RR: What part of pottery making gives you the most joy? Is there a certain type of piece you
particularly like to make?
SB: My fave pieces to make are bowls and jugs. Throwing a bowl is a balancing act—you want
to get the most out of your clay but if you pull too far and out it will collapse. Jugs are just fun
forms with handles and spouts to play around with.
RR: Where can we find your work?
SB: Over the next few months you can find me at the Nelson, New Denver and Slocan Farmers’
markets [in B.C]. My work is also available at Ramblin’ Rose’s Boutique in Winlaw [B.C]. You can
follow me on Instagram @Objects_and_feelings or my website, where I’ll eventually be posting online sales.
Do you want a chance to win???
Check out our Facebook page to see the full details on how you can score some Raven Roast and a beautiful, artisan-made mug from Objects and Feelings, all for your very own!