Sandy Simon received her BFA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1970.  She has taught ceramics as a visiting instructor at a variety of institutions including San Francisco State University, the California College of Arts and Craft, Oakland and the University of Georgia “Studies Abroad Program” in Cortona, Italy.  Since 1994, Simon has owned and operated TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, California, where she also maintains a studio.  Her work has been exhibited throughout America.  Simon keeps her forms minimal, thus highlighting the beauty of a shape, detailed addition of wire handles, or subtle alterations including cutting, piercing, and relief.  Her pots feel modern, yet familiar and comforting.  She says: “I want my pots to express timelessness and spontaneity.”