Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains
Sandra Ramos was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Canada when she was five years old. She lived in Montreal and Toronto most of her life and always had an artistic flare since childhood. After University she worked and travelled extensively in Japan and in other parts of Asia studying the traditional designs.
She has studied fine arts and design (graphic and industrial design) at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is currently studying with Sam Kwan at Capilano College and with Mas Funo in North Vancouver. She has been working with clay for four years now. She has participated and organized many workshops in British Columbia.
Her spark for pottery stemmed from her passion for cooking. They came together so well and the food and pottery seemed to complete each other. She has also been admiring and collecting pottery for over ten years before she finally began creating her own work.
Sandra’s primary interest is in creating functional work. She likes her pots to have the simplicity of form and a sculptural presence. In the process of creating her pottery she throws and alters the shapes of her work. She works with the richness of textures and the movement of each of her creations. She has experimented with reduction firing, raku firing, salt firing and wood firing. She prefers the last three types of firings because of the challenge they present and the element of surprise they create.
Madeira Park, BC