|PLEASE NOTE – Although the physical open studio events for 2020 have been cancelled, you can continue to discover and support Nottinghamshire artists & makers in these ‘virtual studios’ and by exploring the OSNotts website.|
“I am a maker of contemporary ceramics and have been working in clay for 30 years. Form and function are key considerations when making pieces that have to look good and work well. For many years I’ve built in porcelain, making translucent lamps and tea lights. Currently, I’m expanding to include plant pots and planters for indoor and outdoor spaces. This reflects my joy of being in the natural world. I love to study ancient rocks found on the north west coast of Scotland, and walk amongst winter trees. Being in a large landscape I feel small and far away from a busy life; inspiration comes in moments of stillness and tranquility.”
SANDY BYWATER – STUDIO
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Sandy is 1 of 12 artists featured in an exhibition of photographs (by Neil Pledger) showing behind-the-scenes glimpses into the working worlds of a sample of Nottinghamshire artists and makers. Curated by Inspire: Culture Learning & Libraries to accompany the Open Studios Notts events, the exhibition has been made available online from 24 April to 4 June, 2020.
SANDY BYWATER – WORK
Sandy Bywater wedges and throws a pot or two on the wheel.