Collection: Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy

Minnetonka, MN

“I describe my clay work as ‘ceremoniously functional,’ meaning there is an element of ritual involved while using my handmade pottery. Many of my pieces have an altered quality that expresses the softness of the clay and the atmospheric soda firing process. The imagery I use is a combination of tape or wax resist & glaze. Techniques inspired by both the rural landscape of northern Minnesota and the cityscapes of Minneapolis, both locations where I live and work with clay!
I studied ceramics at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls), University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), and received a MFA in ceramics from Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti) in 1985. Currently, I am a full-time potter at Clayhouse Pottery, in Ottertail, Minnesota, firing high temperature stoneware, gas/soda and electric kilns.
My studio practice is an integral part of my life generating rhythm, expression, mindfulness and a never-ending desire to create!”