“Being a potter at heart, I see myself as holding a key to time immemorial’s greatest solitudes of childhood – my first pots were mud pies!”
After art school, Sandi was apprenticed to Viennese master potter Franz Kukowitz at the Terra Nigra Studios where she underwent traditional training in production throwing. This was followed by a few years working at the old Chelsea Pottery in London.
Initially her ceramic work was influenced by french and italian majolica but these days Sandi prefers to work in stoneware and porcelain using ash glazes in soft seaside colours. Sandi makes both wheel thrown functional pottery and hand-built whimsical sculptures.
Nature, birds, wildlife and all the colour of her coastal surrounds inspire Sandi. She works on instinct, on her dreams, on an intuition beyond her time – but even with her inspirations, the laws of physics still hold sway over the clay. Sandi remains excited by the uniqueness of fuel-fired pottery – her pots are at the mercy of the flame – with no two ever quite the same.