Sally Geldard-Hewes

Sally   I grew up outside of Boston, MA where we had an opportunity to live in a wonderful town with excellent schools, thanks to my resourceful mother for being so persistent! I had such great art teachers who really encouraged me to reach new limits and strive for originality. I attended Mesa College in San Diego, CA for a two year program from 84′ to 86′ and I studied ceramic art among other things. I studied ceramics under Lana Wilson of  who is a inspirational hand builder. She really encouraged her students to push the limits of the clay and think outside the box of form and function. After leaving Mesa college I continued to work in ceramics taking classes in local Jr collages and public run studios in Alameda, CA and UC Berkeley where I had the opportunity to work alongside some very talented potters. Ceramic art has always been a huge passion for me, but over the years trying to make a living, lack of space with limited resources, I was unable to find ways to create and work in clay. I finally found Brattleboro Clayworks and it’s allowed to to spread my wings again with clay; my work is slab constructed, deeply textured and rich in glaze choices. I have grown a lot in the last year, fine tuning techniques and allowing my work to be more “open” and less constricted, resulting in some exciting new work!

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