Sam’s inspiration comes from her love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though she did not 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.
Her 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, quite often pushing the clay out to create a more textured and interesting surface. Though she works with templates, the methods ensure no two pieces will ever be exactly the same.
Sam approaches her life with a sense of fun and hope that this translates into her work.