Sandy Brown was born in Tichborne in Hampshire. She studied at the Daisei-Kiln in Mashiko, Japan. Her work in the British Council Collection is characterised by their free, generous forms and spontaneous, coloured abstract decorations. The works are made from a Devonshire clay which is soaked to produce a soft consistency for use on a Japanese kick wheel. A thick white slip was used to emphasize the soft roundness of the forms and the designs painted in a range of colours before a thin transparent glaze was applied.