Collection: Sandra Torres

Ojai, CA

Originally trained as an architect, Sandra Torres eventually transferred her creative outlet into clay work. Her ceramic education started under the wing of a master ceramist at an experimental studio in Mexico City. In southern California, she continued her learning in three different studios. Torres spent time in China and Mexico to research traditional clay technique. An apprenticeship at Studio Pieter Stockmans in Genk, Belgium had a great impact on her work and later directed her to be an artist in residence at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary. Torres’ work explores the effect of small but significant variations within repetition of shape, size and patterns. She has chosen a process that allows her to create contrast of color, while maintaining the soft bare feeling and translucency of the porcelain–delicate to the sight, yet strong to the touch.