In 1971, Sandra Dolph obtained a BS in Art Education from New York State University College. Upon graduation, she taught at the Adirondack Centre for the Arts, as well as owned and operated a gallery in upstate New York. After immigrating to the Canadian Rockies in 1974 and establishing a homestead, Sandra taught and ran a clay studio specializing in salt/ wood-fired pottery. In 1989 she relocated to Galiano Island, B.C. where she has spent the last years making a home for her small family and establishing her studio and gallery set amongst the beautiful red cedars. Over the years she has hosted and presented numerous workshops which have focused on various pottery techniques such as throwing, hand-building and raku firing. Sandra is greatly influenced by her trips to Japan, which began in 1998. On these trips she studies, makes pots and meditates in a Zen Buddhist temple.