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born 1953 London, England
lives in Balmoral Village, NSW 

The material qualities of clay are essential to my work. The vocabulary is of earthiness, expressing a language of rich raw textures, rhythms and tactility.

My hand-built work is constructed from slabs of special clays that have been stretched and joined. Stretching clay produces unique textures and patterns that have qualities of both movement and stillness, an echo of the natural world – a testament to the effects of time.

I push, indent and sometimes stretch the thrown porcelain works. The pieces surviving this manipulation show fluidity and have an ‘alive’ quality that is very expressive. I constantly find myself at the edge of the medium’s tolerance in search of some nuance or essence of expression – physical, emotional and spiritual – subtly capturing life, energy and movement.

Sandy Lockwood graduated with a Certificate in Ceramics in 1980 from the National Art School, Sydney, and went on to be awarded a Master of Visual Arts in 2003 from Monash University, Melbourne.  Between 1982 and 2006 she has specialised in woodfired and saltglazed ceramics, participating in numerous solo and group exhibitions in England, USA, Europe, Korea and Japan, as well as Australia.


selected exhibitions
- Two Paths: recent work by Sandy Lockwood and Neil Hoffman, Freeland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Tablewares: an International Perspective, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Oz 5 x 5, curated by Jeff Shapiro, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA
- 5th World Ceramic Bienniale, Icheon, Korea
- Southern Highland Ceramics, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
- Jugs Galore, Studio Altenburg, Braidwood, NSW
- A New Look: Functional Ceramics, Cudgegong Gallery Cudgegong, NSW 

- Key Presenters: Sturt Woodfire 2008, Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
- Australian Woodfired Ceramics, Freeland Gallery, Sydney NSW
- 2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Vic
- 8th International Ceramics Competition, Mino, Japan 

- The 4th World Ceramics Bienniale 2007, Icheon, Korea 
- Raw Earth, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Sandy Lockwood Ceramics, Gallery Tokonoma, Mudgereeba, Qld
- Sandy Lockwood Ceramics, Loes & Reiner International Gallery, Deventer, The Netherlands

- Salt-Glaze Ceramics 2006, Galerie Handwerk, Koblenz, Germany
- Sandy Lockwood Ceramics (solo show), AHM Gallery, Sydney, NSW
-2006 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, selected by Akio Takamori, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton,VIC
- Mashiko International Ceramics Festival Exhibition (received Special Judges’ Award by R. Kakurezaki San), Mashiko, Japan
- Sofa 2006 New York, represented by Lacoste Gallery and selected by Lucy Lacoste, New York, USA

- The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005, Honourable Mention, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea
- Australian Woodfire Survey 2005, curated by Dr. Owen Rye, Watson Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
- Summer Invitational, curated by Lucy Lacoste, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts, USA
- Moving Ground, Sturt Gallery, curated by Megan Patey, Mittagong, NSW



teaching and worskhops
- Sessional staff member, National Art School, East Sydney, NSW

- Tutor, National Art School, Summer School, Sydney, NSW
- Master classes, Balmoral Pottery, Balmoral, NSW
- Demonstrator, lecturer, Mashiko International Ceramics Festival, Mashiko, Japan

- Tutor, National Art School, Summer School, Sydney, NSW
- Master classes, Balmoral Pottery, Balmoral, NSW

- Tutor, Sturt Summer School, Mittagong, NSW
- Tutor, Water Filter Pottery, East Timorese Women’s Group, Production Training Program, World Vision International, Manatuto, East Timor
- Demonstrator, Woodfired Salt Kiln Building, Throwing Techniques, and artist talk, Aberystwyth Potters Festival, Wales, UK
- Demonstrator, Art in Clay, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
- Tutor, Out of Earth Workshop, Workshop Arts Centre, Sydney, NSW

- Tutor, Woodfire Workshop, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, US
- Tutor, Water Filter Pottery, East Timorese Women’s Group production training program, World Vision International, Manatuto, East Timor


selected retail
- Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, USA
- Cudgegong Gallery Cudgegong, NSW
- Freeland Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Gallery Tokonoma, Mudgereeba, Qld
- Helen Stepehns Gallery, Waverly, NSW
- Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA, USA
- Planet Commonwealth, Sydney, NSW
- Sturt Gallery, Mittagong, NSW
- Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, NSW
- Studio Altenburg, Braidwood, NSW
- Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery Shop, Booragul, NSW 

- National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
- Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
- Aberystwyth Arts Centre Collection, Wales, UK
- Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
- Castle Museum Collection, Nottingham, UK
- Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW
- Brisbane GGS Collection QLD
- Queen Victoria Art Gallery & Museum, Launceston,TAS
- Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown, NSW
- Stanthorpe Art Gallery, Stanthorpe, QLD
- Jan Feder Collection, Monash University, Gippsland, VIC
- Australia and international private collections


Earth core

Earth core   2006
woodfired saltglazed stoneware,
43 x 18 x 11.5cm, courtesy the artist, photo Tom Dimec

Escarpment series 4 (6)

Escarpment series 4 (6)   2009
woodfired saltglazed stoneware
55 x 9 x 27cm, courtesy the artist

Five porcelain cups on stand

Five porcelain cups on stand   2009
woodfired saltglazed porcelain and stoneware
3 x 7 x 54cm (stand) 6 x 5cm each (cups), courtesy the artist

Point of Departure series 7 (2)

Point of Departure series 7 (2)   2009
woodfired saltglazed stoneware
63 x 17 x 7cm, courtesy the artist