Sandi Martina is our September Featured Artist for Building 7! Martina’s exhibit “Meltdown: Pandemically Speaking,” is open in W-7 throughout the month of September. Learn more about her and her work below.
Contemplative. Reflective. Meditative.
Emotions and observations inspire Workhouse resident glass artist, Sandi Martina’s featured show, Meltdown: Pandemically Speaking.
Bewildered. Distracted. Unsettled.
With forced gallery closures and class cancellations, Meltdown resulted in part from a self-imposed sabbatical. Sandi’s ponderings and wonderings reflect in kilnformed glass and photo works that comprise her exhibition.
Meltdown: Pandemically Speaking on display through September in the Workhouse Arts Center’s W7 Glasshouse Gallery.
A child of a ‘Coastie’ (United States Coast Guard), Sandi traveled the coasts of America. North Carolina to California, Alaska to Texas. Rich memories and unique environs influence her life and her art. Sandi graduated in 1980 from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communications. She’s a self employed graphic artist / designer / photographer since 1990 and glass artist and instructor since 2008.
Sandi’s adventure with glass began with a few mosaic classes followed by workshops in kilnforming, casting, flameworking and glassblowing. She discovered glass an ideal medium to express and bring her creative background and ideas to life. Sandi creates functional, decorative and sculptural art in her Glasshouse studio 712 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. She designs custom stands and armatures for her glass often assisting in their fabrication. In some works, Sandi incorporates recycled glass and repurposed steel creating a style all her own.
Sandi shares her passion by teaching a variety of workshops, camps and multi week classes. She’s been selected into the Workhouse Directors Collection over multiple years and has exhibited in several Workhouse Glass National annual juried shows. In addition to her Workhouse studio, Sandi shares gallery space in studio 25 at LibertyTown Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, Virginia.