“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

Sandy Hilton Pottery

I have always been intrigued with the feel of the earth between my fingers. I love using raw clay from the earth as the main media I work with. I love the process of forming wet clay and then letting heat and glass perform the final results.

My journey with clay started after being inspired by a National Geographic film I saw in grade school of a person making pottery on a wheel. I was hooked and eventually took a ceramics class in high school and went on to pursue a degree in art from Cal State Northridge. I began teaching pottery in 1978 and have enjoyed sharing the joy of pottery-making with hundreds of students since then.