Sandy Brown has been a potter for thirty years. The comprehensive
collection of recent vessels and sculptures which war originally
shown at the Ruffords Craft Centre in England in celebration of
her achievement will be presented at the Galerie Marianne Heller
in Heidelberg from September 17 to October 29.
Sandy Brown is one of the most vivid of British potters - vivid
in what she makes, vivid in her character, vivid in her writing.
She is a creative dynamo, a very un-English in the free hand she
takes to the making of her pots, her paintings and her sculptures;
un-English too in the particular sensuality with which she infuses
all her media. It is as if she is led by her material, rather than,
at the outset, dictating terms. She has, in fact, stressed the personal
importance of finding her way intuitively to a conclusion, in preference
to starting with an image pictured at the outset. AT the heart of
Sandy Brownís credo is the spirit of immediate insight -
she draws and makes spontaneously. It is the instantaneity of the
creative decision that really counts.
(David Whiting, 2000)
Although made to be used, Sandy Brown liberates her
vessels from the confinements of mere utility by the exuberance
of decoration which has become the hallmark of her work.
A coloured catalogue has been published for the exhibition