Sandy Lockwood established her studio in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia in 1980. Her work is salt glazed and wood fired and has been exhibited widely in Australia and other countries.
She holds a Master of Visual Arts from Monash University and has taught in universities and colleges in Australia and elsewhere.
Sandy has designed and built several wood kilns and currently uses two kilns each with different firing characteristics in order to produce a variety of work. The firing process includes pre heating with propane and then wood is introduced. One kiln takes two days to fire and the other takes one day. Salt is introduced into the firebox on pieces of bark. Sandy also formulates and makes clays. The combination of various clays, a particular approach to handling wet clay, placement within the kiln and the particular firing cycle produces work ranging from soft fluid white porcelain with subtle green ash, to architectural and monumental sculptures with textured orange hues or striking black surfaces.