Mindy Sand

"I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, " The Glass Capital of the World" and spent many Saturdays taking art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. I continued my interest in art at The Ohio State University where I got a degree in art education. I taught high school art for 9 years in Ohio. After teaching, I continued my art education at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts and Kent State University. 

I started painting on glass when I was introduced to the glass paint at the annual Ohio Art Education Conference. Experimenting with my students, I started making colorful glassware and selling it in the teachers lounge. It was a big hit and I have been making my glassware ever since. 

As a designer-craftsman, I find most of my inspiration from objects I am surrounded by everyday. I am drawn to the simplicity of design, originality and the visibility of the handmade elements. I create functional and decorative objects that are both beautiful and useful".