Dimensions artist profiles: Sandra Marshall

photo 3Name:  Sandra Marshall

Medium:  ceramic and mixed media sculpture

Background:  I studied architecture at McGill University, which included life drawing and sketching. Began working in ceramics at the Ville Mont Royal Ceramic Studio in Montreal and continued when I moved to Ottawa.

018How long have you been a sculptor?  Along with drawing and painting, the joy of modelling in clay and sculpting has moved me since childhood

Why did you start sculpting? What inspires you?  I enjoy challenges and translating ideas and emotions into three dimensions and building moist clay into the forms that I imagine inspire me. also, there is an element of magic in bringing a fired piece out of the kiln.

01 wisdomWhat is your favourite sculpture?  I have always admired the power of The Burghers of Calais by Rodin.

Which sculptures will you be exhibiting at Dimensions 2013?  My sculpture is a race between the March hare and Blandings turtle – how we are driven to move ever faster without consideration about what we leave buried in the dust.

02 industrial warriorWhat will you be working on in the coming year?  I am working on several wildlife pieces that will be part of a joint exhibit with photographer Barbara Adams at the Arts Ottawa East offices in early 2014. As well, I am working on pieces for an exhibition of the Fusion mentorship group also at the Shenkman Art Centre .

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