Born in Tichborne, Hampshire and trained for four years in ceramics at Daisei Pottery, Mashiko, Japan, Sandy Brown has become an internationally recognised ceramic artist. Her organic forms and painterly decoration have been important features of the ceramic landscape for the last three decades. Her work constantly evolves and notwithstanding the passage of time, her current work, including her paintings, is as fresh and vibrant as ever. She exhibits widely on an international stage – the USA, China, Europe and is constantly in demand for public and private commissions. It is the boldness and scale of many of her pieces that sit so well in corporate and public contexts.
The scale of her work is matched by her working environment. She acquired a redundant glove factory in Appledore some years ago and, in 2014, the Sandy Brown Museum was established. Her private exhibition space is very special – high ceilings and all white décor show her large-scale work in an ideal environment. The work is exhilarating and displays enormous creative energy.
Over 30 museums worldwide hold pieces of her work in their collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; World Ceramic Centre, Ichon, Korea; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada; Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts, Germany.
She has been the subject of two major Arts-Council funded solo touring shows; and has had numerous shows in USA, Japan, Holland, Germany, South Africa and Australia. She has been invited as a guest presenter at ceramic art Conferences in USA, UK, China and Australia, and to do residencies in China, Denmark, Germany and Australia.
She is a Fellow of the CPA