They say that life is what happens while you’re busy making plans. We’re pretty sure you’d get no argument from Sandra Zak.

Around thirty years ago, Sandra was in her last year of her degree program at Webster University, with plans to go to graduate school. “In my senior year, my mother died,” she says. “I had to finish school with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and get a job as soon as possible.”

For the next thirty years, Sandra worked in public relations, marketing, and advertising, always wanting to get back into clay. Today, Sandra’s pottery is selling out at art shows and exhibitions. Check out Sandra’s creations on her Facebook page or at Compônere Gallery, 6509 Delmar Boulevard, and Urban Matters, 4704 Virginia Avenue, both in St. Louis.