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smART Talks with Sandra Torres
Thursday August 09, 2012
By Edhat Subscriber
August 9, 2012, 6 pm
smART Talks: Sandra Torres
Originally trained as an architect, Ojai-based artist Sandra Torres began her ceramic education in
Mexico City in 2002, under the wing of a master ceramist. She continued her education in three
different studios in Southern California, and traveled to China to learn about traditional clay techniques.
After an apprenticeship in Belgium and a residency in Hungary, Torres embraced the process of slip
casting and began her use of porcelain.
The contrast between the delicate and the strong is expressed in both the materiality of Torres' work,
and the color combinations that accentuate the simplicity and complexity of the shapes. The character
of her work is in the exploration of the dichotomy of abstract designs influenced by nature, juxtaposed
against fields of white.
The smART Talks program serves to increase awareness of local artists through a series of three talks a
year by local artists about their work, careers, and creative processes. The series, begun in 1996, was
created in honor of Helen Rosenberg, mother of Susan Rose, and grandmother of Julie Weiner, and
honors artists who live and work in the Santa Barbara area.
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