Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

OLGA SANDERS

greeting cards, pottery, art prints, & printmaking

Meet The Artist

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Olga Sanders. I am from Atlanta, Georgia and I draw, paint, and make pottery.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
When I draw a subject I start with an image and I sketch it on archival paper. I then begin to shade and add values to make it as realistic as I feel it to be but still have something special in the finished product. Same with painting in watercolor. I begin with a good image, sketch it out on watercolor paper and paint. I enjoy doing detailed work in all my drawings and paintings. Making pottery is a long process. I do both hand building and throwing pottery on the wheel. I let it dry completely, fire it at low temperature, glaze it and then fire it again at a high temperature.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I was adopted in 1999 from Russia.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I was adopted in 1999 from Russia.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
Seeing historic old buildings.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
I love to make art that bring a smile to people and make them happy when they see my finished work.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Have fun and enjoy whatever you create.