Sarah Saunders's work explores presence, absence and the ephemerality of our personal history. She uses the language of domestic objects and skills in sculptural work that incorporates ceramic and textile techniques, found objects, imagery, and installation. Much of her work is concerned with processes and themes of transformation and regeneration, particularly in relationship to domestic objects and the traces we leave in our surroundings.
Saunders has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her artwork is included in the collections of the Canadiana Fund, the Province of PEI Art Bank, Confederation Centre Art Gallery and the Burlington Art Centre. Articles on her work have appeared in the international journal Ceramics Art and Perception as well as in national publications on contemporary art. She has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the PEI Arts Council, and the Province of PEI. She has a Bachelor of Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her formal art education at NSCAD is preceded by an educational background that includes a B.Sc. in biology from Acadia University, studies in dance in Toronto and sculpture and drawing at the American Centre in Paris. Sarah Saunders lives and works on PEI.