Sandra Murray is a potter and a graphic designer living and working in Marin County, California.
She has found that working within clay’s three dimensions can enrich the creative experience and provide an exciting opportunity to thoroughly engage in the tactile expression of an idea.
In 2017, Sandra was lucky enough to spend several days in South Carolina learning the traditional craft of pine needle basket weaving. She was immediately taken with the aesthetic and practical contrast between pine needles and clay as raw materials, and found the distinct skills required to bring the materials together in one form to be both synergistic and challenging.
The final piece feels true to its organic beginnings, yet novel in its new expression - neither ceramic vessel nor basket. Something more.