About The Artist -
Beginning with mud pies and finger-paint, Sandy Selby has been an artist all her life exploring a variety of media including painting, textiles, and stained glass.
Since 1983, Sandy has been focusing on pottery.
With college level and private lessons in wheelwork in her repertoire,
she is also accomplished in hand built clay pieces and all forms of
decoration. Ms. Selby has established two home-based studio/businesses
since 1991 - Burning Desire Pottery and Bright Side Tile.
Educated as a registered nurse in the snowy lake country of Minnesota, she fulfilled a childhood dream by moving to sunny southern California over 20 years ago. Her whimsical designs have been greatly influenced by her experience of a "beach girl" lifestyle. In May 2000, Sandy resigned from her nursing career as a postpartum/ nursery nurse, and has been focusing fulltime energy on her ceramic businesses. Shortly afterward, she was asked by a 'baby group captain' to do her group's hand and footprints on tiles...;and The KidPrint Tiles were born. They continue to be a very popular item with new parents and grandparents.
Her playful, brightly colored creations have been featured in dozens of gift venues and galleries. Bright Side inset tiles decorate homes and offices with delightful, uplifting designs. Sandy lives in San Diego, CA with her husband and two children.
Sandy is passionate about 'positive focus',
and creative flow. At times of challenge in her life, these two positive
principals have brought her back to her joy of living. She continues
to teach these and other creative ideas as part of her clay and painting
classes. It is Sandy's intent to also spread this positive energy
with her art tiles. Each design has been 'touched by the Bright
Side', and will bring warmth and joy to the recipient.