Talk Crafty to Me — An inside look into Arrowmont instructors’ connection to craft, Gatlinburg, and studio practice.
Metals Artist-in-Residence Maia Leppo interviews Sage Perrott – Arrowmont instructor and printmaker. Sage brought her sister, Bryn Perrott as her assistant making a powerhouse sister duo. Sage taught “Colorful Consistency: Multi-Layered Screenprinting” during week 4 of the summer session, June 19-25 2016.
What is something you learned about yourself or your practice at Arrowmont?
I was here for the Pentaculum in January, and I have been really grateful for the opportunity to work with a group of excited, dedicated artists. Before I came here, I didn’t know how intoxicating the energy of other working artists could be. It really allows me to comfortably step outside my usual boundaries.
What is your connection to craft?
I’m a printmaker—so even in academia, I think, printmakers tend to roll with the other crafts people. I spend a lot of time making screenprints, and a lot of time honing my “craft.”
Sage showing a student how to remove the emulsion from a screen.
What are you currently listening to in your studio and why?
Rupaul, Aqua, Prince, Loretta Lynn, and always, always…. Roy Orbison
Sage’s demo print for the week.
Sage Perrott lives in Logan, Utah and teaches at Utah State University. She has a BFA in printmaking from West Virginia University and an MFA from Ohio University. Her artwork features grumpy, lumpy, ghost-like creatures situated in cramped, often humorous circumstances. She will be teaching at Penland School of Crafts later this summer.
Learn more about Sage’s work on her website: haypeep.com and follow her on Instagram @Haypeep.
Equally talented, her sister Bryn’s work can found at deerjerk.tumblr.com and on Instagram @Deerjerk.