Sarah Alonzo, a Southern California native, has been living and working in Long Beach since 2010. After graduating with a BFA in Ceramics from California State University, Long Beach in 2014, Sarah was able to grow her own artistic practice through artist residencies, ceramic intensives, and community studios. In 2016, Sarah returned to CSULB to earn a California Teaching Credential in Art, graduating and starting to teach within the ABC Unified School District in 2017. In 2018 she found her permanent classroom within the district at Artesia High School as a general 9-12th grade art teacher. While at Artesia, with the help of her colleague and fellow art teacher, Daisy Ayon, the two have revamped the struggling Art department and have recently started a brand new ceramics program on campus.
In April 2021, Sarah and her husband, Adam, purchased their first home in North Bixby, where they were able to build their dream art and music studios. Since the completion, Sarah has been able to fully re-immerse herself in her own practice and establish her current business, Wildware Party Goods. Wildware focuses on funky, colorful, functional ceramics for the home. She is still building the brand and finding its final look but you can see subtle inspiration from 1960-1970s kitsch ceramics, tiki culture and art deco designs.
When Sarah isn’t working on Wildware or teaching, you can find her as the lead singer of her band, Sweet Dreams, Priscilla, working as a Food Stylist, popin’ in estate sales and working on commissioned pieces.