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Sandi Nyren

Potter, JewelerMember Since 1991

My Dad was foreman of a clay pot factory. He used to bring me down to see how they manufactured flower pots when I was a little girl. The thing that impressed me the most was the kiln with flames shooting out of the top that fired 24 hours a day. Seeing the kiln was what caused me to want to create with clay from then on. I started taking classes in high school. I eventually found Wesleyan Potters and became a member in 1991.

The patterns, colors, and shapes of nature influence my art in pottery and the other mediums I use to express myself. I work on the wheel exclusively. Right now, I am focusing on small pieces such as bowls on which I add sculptural elements such as feet and handles.