Sam’s inspiration comes from her love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though she didn’t go through any formal training, Sam has spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of her pieces.
Sam’s work is made from flat slabs of clay. Coloured liquid clays, called slips, are applied to the surface before the slabs are constructed into their 3D forms.
Sam enjoys the imperfections the process brings, using the distressed surface as part of her aesthetic. Though she works with templates, the methods ensure no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.