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Sang Roberson

Biography to Display: 


BA University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi,

Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana


Studio Artist

Teacher, Arrowmount, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Teacher, Penland School, Penland, North Carolina


Sang Roberson creates nonfunctional baskets and boxes using terra cotta or earthenware clay.

She is inspired by the organic shapes of found objects. Her baskets and boxes are built using slabs or cast in hand-built molds. Each piece is fired three times: 1. bisque kiln fired; 2. coated with slip, burnished and kiln fired; and 3. a final pit firing using organic materials such as hay, sawdust, bamboo and other plant material to produce mottled surfaces. Often the surfaces are decorated with beads, gold and/or silver leaf. Roberson’s work is influenced by early Native American Pueblo pots, as well as the burnished blackware of Maria Martinez.


Public Collections to Display: 

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Georgia

Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, Florida

Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, Florida


Bibliography to Display: 

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics: Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2000.



Typical Marks
ca 2000
Date: ca 2000
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 3, 2023.