Sandra Cowan is a librarian, writer, artist, potter, and pedestrian. She has worked at the University of Lethbridge Library since 2011, and has been working in clay on the side since 1995. She also does photography, bookmaking, drawing, and collage. She has spent many years in New Mexico and Newfoundland, both of which inspired her with their dramatic landscapes and diverse and artistically rich cultures.
I am interested in ordinary, everyday objects and acts, and in learning how to be fully present with the ordinary and everyday. The process of creative production that I am exploring lately is walking; I am also inclined to write, meditate, interact with materials, bricolage, and read. My work is often an exploration of my relationship with place, both natural and human-made environments. I keep coming back to the humble and local material of clay as my primary medium, the material that I love and long to get my hands on.