Sandra’s formal studies include a BA in Sociology & Fine Arts and ceramic studies with Marilyn Levine at the University of Regina Sk. Canada. Her informal education has been informed by residing in Paris France as well as pivotal travels in Japan, Central America, New Zealand, Europe and residing part time in the Yucatan of Mexico. Teaching of ceramics & design has included Concordia University Portland Oregon, University of Saskatchewan and Sask. Institute of Applied Science & Technology, Ceramic & Design studies. Recently she has completed a collaboration in the Yucatan Mexico with local Mayan potters entitled Kukulkan. In 2020 she was awarded 3DGold in FusionArts exposition ‘Colors’ and participated in their Palm Springs exhibition.
This fall 2020 Sandra’s work will be included in the Taiwan International Ceramic Biennale. In the fall of 2018 Sandra attended a Residency & collaborated on an installation titled ‘Departures- Examining A Paradigm Shift’ which examined migration in the Mediterranean in Saint Quentin la Poterie France. In 2016 she was invited to collaborate internationally in New Zealand. In 2012 Sandra was commissioned to create a permanent sculpture in Saskatchewan’s Legislature in Regina entitled Multis E Gentibus Vires ( Strengths of Many Peoples).
"Clay and a love of design have been my life. The Pedagogy of both have always been interwoven with my practice. Participating in both the making and teaching of them, completes a circuit for me."
"As our civilization and its cradles of origin spiral due to world turmoil, my interest in the modest material of clay and its origin’s of usage become ever more endearing and meaningful to me. As workers in clay we should be proud, we come from a pivotal and fierce material.”