Sandy Brown

Sandy Brown has been awarded the Kres commission to create a major ceramic art installation which will be displayed in St Austell town centre – Kres is the Cornish for “centre”. This commission aims to be at the heart of the town – a focus for the future and symbol of the creativity of the clay.

Sandy is one of the most well-known ceramicists in the UK. She was trained in the art of making ceramics at the Daisei Pottery in Mashiko, Japan. Brown’s art is represented by pieces in major public institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Ulster Museum, Belfast; Aberdeen Museum & Art Gallery; the World Ceramic Centre, South Korea and the Museum for Applied Art in Frankfurt. Brown has been an important international artist for many years, whose works feature regularly in exhibitions all over the world. For many years she was the leading light behind the Appledore Arts Festival and has worked with artists from Richard Long to Peter Randall Page.

Based in North Devon she has been working since the 1970’s on ceramics inspired by the Leach legacy and the connection he gave between UK and Japanese and Asian traditions. She has brought her own abstract flamboyance this tradition and relishes the painterly qualities of glazing.

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Sandy Brown free workshop

Join famous ceramicist Sandy Brown who has been commissioned by Whitegold to make a significant artwork for St Austell. She will be sharing her skills and unique enthusiasm for all things clay as she develops ideas for a public art work. Suitable for all ages from 5 -99 and all abilities. Dates to be confirmed for June.