Sarah Hamelin is the artist behind the guise of CABOOSE. Born and raised in Southwestern, Ontario, she is currently studying Fine Ceramics at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.
She lives and works from her home studio in Kingston, Ontario.
I began working with clay shortly after completing my BFA in sculpture at the University of Waterloo, making sculptures with the foraged flora lining the railway tracks of my childhood hamlet.
My work investigates the conflicting relationship humans have with their natural environment, as both a sanctuary and prospective land for resources and survival. My current work in functional ceramics uses porcelain as a blank canvas to depict ghostly surface designs inspired by my memories of places known, unexplainable feelings of familiarity and the fleeting beauty of changing environments.
Landscape and sense of home are important to me, acknowledging that I've lived, learned and continue to grow on the traditional homelands of indigenous people and their long history of caring for this shared land.