Gallery Artists

Sandra Balmer

Sandra Balmer

After taking early retirement from a first career in 2010, Sandra studied a B.A.Hons in Applied Arts (majoring in Glass) at Glyndwr University School of Art & Design. Her degree show was exhibited at New Designers in Islington, London in 2016 and was then included as part of a touring exhibition of selected makers during 2017.

As her work has progressed, she has set up a studio in North Shropshire where she now focuses on designing and creating large kiln formed cast sculptures, inspired primarily by the Shropshire landscape. Her inspiration comes from the texture, colour and shape of the landscape.

Her glass is a reflection of the landscape around her often starting with a sketch or water colour which then leads to modelling the shape and form of the master. Being able to visualize the finished piece in glass is key to the creation of her work.

In 2020 Sandra produced her first cast glass collection of work entitled ‘Land, Sea and Sky’. A collection of unique sculptures which capture both the colour and movement of nature.