Sandra Ramos is the culinary supervisor and chef at Bamboo-In. In addition to creating delicious and healthy culinary delights for you, she is also a fine ceramic artist. Chances are you will be dining off her hand-made dinnerware!
Sandra was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Canada when she was five years old. She lived in Montréal and Toronto most of her life and always had an artistic flare since childhood. After University she worked and traveled extensively in Japan and in other parts of Asia studying the traditional designs and collecting food recipes wherever she’s lived. She has studied fine arts and design (graphic and industrial design) at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec. She has studied with Sam Kwan at Capilano College and with Mas Funo in North Vancouver. She has been working with clay since 1998. She has participated and organized many ceramics workshops in British Columbia. Sandra’s primary interest is in creating functional ceramic work. She likes her pots to have the simplicity of form and a sculptural presence. In the process of creating her pottery she throws and alters the shapes of her work. She works with the richness of textures and movement of each of her creations. She has experimented with reduction, raku, salt, and wood firing. But now she mainly creates wood/salt fired pottery. She prefers the last three types of firings because of the challenge they present and the element of surprise they create. Sandra creates sculptural, functional one of kind, ceramic works that touch the body, mind, and spirit. The work featured here is created primarily in wood-fired kilns with salt introduced to create organic textures and colours.