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Sandra Vandermey
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
I have won first place awards in national and international art competitions for my unusual metalwork. I exhibited my jewelry and wall sculpture in galleries around the world including Great Britain, South Korea, Japan and Germany. Vogue Magazine commissioned me to design bracelets. My first wallpiece "Winterplanes" was selected by the Smithsonian for the Air and Space Museum. The Smithsonian Magazine along with numerous other periodicals, newspapers and international publications, Ornament magazine, Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft magazine featured my metalwork. Public and private collectors, galleries and interior designers commissioned my wall work. With eighty galleries and stores worldwide selling my jewelry, from Colorado ski resorts, Ceasar's Palace and the New York Holography museum to Neiman Marcus Department Store, my career bloomed.

My first Master's degree I earned from the University of Iowa where I focused on coloring "exotic" metals, specifically creating thin-film interference colors on reactive metals, titanium, niobium and tantalum. My second Masters, a Masters in Fine Arts degree I earned in holography and reactive metals. I was distinguished by being the first student in the history of the University of Iowa to graduate with honors from their School of Art and Art History. After graduating I taught metalsmithing at Iowa State University, University of Iowa and Dordt college before moving to Los Angeles, California. Three weeks later I received a contract from Disney studios to do jewelry for Disneyland. Soon after, I began my career with Star Trek, A fun job, creating wall sculpture for the television show. I produced numerous art pieces for the ships in all three Star Trek series, Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise. My art also appeared in Star Trek's video games and in the feature film Star Trek Insurrection.

I am inspired working with reactive metals. With titanium, tantalum and niobium I have discovered the best of two worlds, the beauty of an intense painterly pallet and a tactile sense derived from working with metal.
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Just popping in on my "watch" tourHi! ..
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sandra, you have a beautiful Birthday Friday..
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the favs! Are you getting your questions answered? Having fun yet? Just checking..
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
LLamas! There outta be a law!.. thanks..
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tqween Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you IzaPug for making me feel welcome. 
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EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
Thank you kindly for the watch, ma'am. I am honored.
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UtopiaPlanitia001 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016
One does not often give much thought to the choices which go into set design, yet, they are so essential to creating the feel of an authentic 'place'; you've contributed so many unique pieces, they add so much to the visual style, most welcome and impressive touches of humanity.
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tqween Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a kind thing to say.  Thank you.  Each piece came from my heart.  We had a great set decorator for all the Star Treks, Jim Mees.  He is super talented.  He would blow me away with how he was able to use my work in so many different ways, in different episodes and different rooms.   It kept looking like a brand new piece.  I did multiple hanging devices on the back so he could hang the piece in any direction, which he often did.   Most of the time Jim would take me on the set and say "We want something in this corner"  and that's it.  I had complete freedom in create whatever I came up with and they would cut me a check before I even started.  Best job I ever had.
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the 'watch! Have a beautiful Sunday..
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tqween Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you, you too, stay cool.
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