Sandrine Demeure is an award-winning Belgian ceramic artist who studied with Katie Ohe in Calgary in 1985. A friend of both Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka, Demeure has worked for three summers in Ohe’s studio (1998, 2004, 2006). She is also a printmaker and a member of the KOAC Outreach Program. Demeure works as a professional geologist and photographer while creating and exhibiting her ceramic sculpture in Brussels where she lives. She graduated with a Diploma in Ceramics from Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles, in Bruxelles, Belgium (2007), and studied under Lucie Sentjens (1998-present) and Nathalie Joiris (1998-2005). Demeure has done residencies and workshops with Rudie Delanghe, Emile Desmedt, Vincent Beague, Jean-Claude Legrand, Claude Champy, and Michel Cohen (France). Demeure is an Associate Member of the WCC-FB World Crafts Council in Belgium. Selected exhibitions include: Collective exhibitions at l’Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles (1998-2010); Art o Nivo Bruges: Dialogues in action (2010); Parcours d’artistes Ixelles, rue du Viaduc 59 (2010); Showcase of the creators, WCC Mons (2010); Exhibition “Small formats” Atelier Las Menina (2009); Exhibition Dialogues, WCC Mons (2009); Collective exhibition, Cadol Koekelberg (2009); Collective exhibition, Sablon Brussels (2009); Collective exhibition at the Ecole des Arts d’Ixelles (2008); Collective exhibition, Atelier Christine Lefebvre (2008); Small format collective exhibition, Atelier Las Meninas (2008).
What we seek is to bring a lifestyle, a fusion of the experience of what art is… where people can come and mingle with the art, but also, for artists, to sit and contemplate life, retreat, and find inspiration in our future sculpture botanic garden, wetlands and woods sanctuary.