We had the good fortune of connecting with Sandy Kreyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sandy, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
When I was young I just couldn’t find my “niche”. I kept tripping over the path that I have now taken. I didn’t realize I was choosing pottery as a career, I just kept making pots. I really wanted to make something beautiful. I just wanted to make things.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
There a lots of potters. I love pottery! I have always doodled flowers on everything so I started doodling on my pots. I got more and more obsessed with this idea to the point where I rarely paint anything else on my pots. I have come up with some techniques that work well for me. I love what I do and consider myself very lucky, if not rich.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Because of covid, this is not a very valid question. With no covid I would take friend to the beach with a picnic, go shell hunting and body surfing. Maybe eat at a small cafe in Seal Beach. Come home, sort through shells then make bracelets or necklace out of wonderful sea shells. Talk and watch a movie. Sit in my garden and play with my dogs.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My daughter is responsible for my success. When she was born I was a single mother. I wanted to make money so I could support us. I got serious! Started to do more shows and little by little to make more money. She is grown now with children of her own and a full time job but she still runs my online store and all my social media. I would not be successful in these times without all her work for me.

Website: www.sandykreyer.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandykreyerpottery/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kilnhousepottery

Image Credits
archer inspired photography

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