Biography & Contact Information

Education and study

Sandy started working in ceramics during high school in 1965, where he worked and studied with David Suits, Clayton Bailey and Tom Lawless. Collegiate studies were with Sue Eisler, Peter Voulkus, Jack Canon, Dan Anderson, Tasheko Takazu, Wayne Higby and Ken Ferguson completing a Master in Fine Art in Ceramics and Sculpture. Post graduation study continued with Paul Soldner and Tony Heslop.


Sandy taught secondary education in Saint Louis, Missouri and Colorado Springs, Colorado.  

Later, he taught at Colorado College and the Bemis Fine Art Center, both in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Techniques and materials

Sandy’s ceramic work explores the constraints and manipulation of firing techniques and variance in materials, to include traditional Raku, Pit Firing, Salt Bisque, Stoneware and High Temperature Salt Glazing. His large-scale sculptural work also incorporates welded metals and different metal finishes.


Location, commissions, and additional information

Sandy Friedman’s studio and kilns are located at the base of Pikes Peak in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado. All pieces are envisioned and hand-sculpted by Sandy Friedman, and all work is signed with Sandy Friedman's mark.


Portfolio pieces are available for sale, unless otherwise noted. Commissioned work is also welcome. Contact the artist at: +01 (719). 243.3128 or use the form provided below. 


Shows and awards

Over the years, Sandy has received numerous awards, participated in many shows and has work displayed in collections across the United States.



The Great Southwest - Sedona, Arizona

Green Horse Gallery - Manitou Springs, Colorado

Business of Art Center / Smokebrush at Marmalade, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center at Colorado College Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO


Juried Shows / Featured Artist / Installations


2018 - 2019 - 2021

Tubac Center of the Arts exhibition Earth, Tubac City, AZ, 2018

Sculpture in the Field, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO, 2018 – 2019

Art Around Town 2018, Carbondale, CO, 2018 – 2019

Art On the Move 2018, Longmont, CO, 80501, 2018 – 2019

Douglas County Art Encounters, Parker, CO, 2018 – 2019

2018 Art at the Center Juried Exhibition, Overland Park, KS, 66213

Coppell Art Splash at Andy Brown Park, Coppell, TX, 75019, 2018 – 2020, (2 sculptures) Purchased

2018 South Suburban 7th Annual Art On Loan Program, Centennial, CO, 2018 – 2019

Art Around Town Sculpture Show, Carbondale, CO, 2018 – 2019

Art Sites 2018, Tri Lakes Views, Monument, CO 80132, 2018 – 2019

Arts R Alive 8th Annual Sculpture Event, Webster City, IA, 50595, 2018 - 2019

Sculpture In the Park 2018, America’s Largest Outdoor Juried Sculpture Show & Sale, Benson Park, Loveland, CO, 2018

64 Arts National Juried Show, Monmouth, IL, 61462, 2018

Drip, Morean Center for Clay, Saint Petersburg FL 33712, 2 works, 2018 - 2019

Art Spot 2019, Downtown Colorado Springs, CO, 2 works purchased

Webster Arts' "Open Theme Annual 2019" St. Louis, MO 63119, 2019

Douglas County Art Encounters 2019 - 2020, Parker, CO, 2019 - 2020

St. Joseph Sculpture Walk, 2019-2020, St Joseph, MO Allied Arts Council, 2019 - 2020 

South SuburbanPublic Art, Goodson Recreation Center, Centennial, CO, 80121, 2019 - 2020

Sculpture at the Kavanagh, Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles IL 60175, 2019

Fine Line Creative Arts Center, Kavanagh Gallery, St Charles, IL, 60175, 2019, 2 works

Tri Lakes Views, Art Sites 2019-2020, Monument & Palmer Lake, CO 80132, 2019 - 2022

30 X 30 30 Years of Public Art in Palm Springs, CA, Palm Springs Art Museum, 2019

Historic Westminster Sculpture On Loan, Westminster, CO, 2019 - 2021

Art On the Commons, City of Lakewood, CO, 2019- 2020

Finalist for permanent sculpture selection, Manitou Springs, CO, 2019

9th Biennial Mathews- Sanders Sculpture Garden Competition on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, MS., 2019 - 2021

Prospectus #252 Large Scale Purchase, State of New Mexico, 2019 - 2020

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild "36th All Colorado Show at the Depot", Littleton, CO, 2019

9th Annual Arts R Alive, Webster City, IA, 2019-2020

Dimension, Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 2019

Millers & Rossi Gallery, Colorado Local, Denver, CO, 80205, 2019

Vanessa Lucy Gallery, Fun Sized Art, Kansas City, MO, 64102, 2019

D’art Gallery, “Changes”, Denver, CO, 2019

Kingsville Main Street Community Art Sculpture on Main, Kingsville, TX 78364, 2019- 2020

Whisper and A Shout, Krueser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 2019

Gratitude, Krueser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO, 2020

Sculpture Walk Sioux Falls, South Dakota,  2020 - 2021

Sculpture Tour Salina 2020 exhibit, Salina, KS, 2 works selected, 2020 - 2021

16th Annual Sculpture Garden exhibit at The Kemp in Wichita Falls, Texas, 2020 - 2021

Sculpture Walk 2020 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, 2020 - 2021

Douglas County Art Encounters, Highlands Ranch, 2 sculptures, 2020 - 2021

Alamosa Art Scape, Art On Loan Program, Alamosa, CO, 2020 - 2021

Abiquiu Inn Sculpture Walk & Garden Exhibition, Abiquiu, NM 87510, 2020 - 2021

City of Redlands, CA Cultural Arts Commission, 2 sculptures, 2020 - 2022

1st City Public Sculpture Exhibition 2020, Vincennes, IN, 2020 - 2023 

Sleeping Giant School Sculpture Finalist, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2020

Sculpture On the Move, Jefferson City, MO, 2021 - 2022

2017 - 2018/2019

Un Common Clay 3, Arts Longmont Gallery, Longmont CO, 2017

2017 Art at the Center Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas, 2017

Sculpture in the Field, Arvada Center for the Arts, 2017 – 2019

Art 2C on Havana, City of Aurora, CO, Art in Public Places, 2017 – 2018

Napa Art Walk, Napa, CA 2017-2019

Douglas County Art Encounters, Parker & Highlands Ranch, 2 sculptures, 2017-2018

Art Spot, City of Colorado Springs Downtown Partnership, 2017, Purchase

19th Art On the Street, Colorado Springs, CO 2017 - 2018

2017 Art at the Center Exhibition, Overland Park, Kansas, 2017

2016 - 2017

Art on the Street 2016 - 2017, Lafayette, Colorado, The City of Lafayette, Colorado – 2 different sculptures accepted

Avenues of Art 2016 - 2017, Gillette, WY – 2 different sculptures accepted, 2 sculptures Permanent Collection

Douglas County Art Encounter Program, Parker, CO, 2016 – 2017, Permanent Collection

Art On the Streets, Colorado Springs, CO, 2016 – 2017

Finalist, City of Durango, CO Public Art Purchase, 2016

Sculpture Evergreen, Evergreen, CO, Sculpture Walk, 2016 – 2017

Tri Lakes Views, Monument, CO 2016-2017

Art 2C on Havana, City of Aurora, Colorado, Art in Public Places, 2016 – 2017

33Rd All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, Denver, CO 2016

33rd All Colorado Depot Art Gallery Show, Littleton, CO, 2016, 1st Place, 3D

New Mexico, Prospectus #241, Finalist for Purchase 2016

15th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo, Lone Tree, CO 80124, 2016

EAA Fall 2016 All Colorado Art Show, Main Street Fine Art Gallery, Evergreen, CO 80439, 2016

New Mexico, Prospectus #241, Finalist for Purchase 2016

Sculpture on 73rd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80030, 2016-2017


Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, Sculpture for All 2015 – 2017


2015 - 2016

Gallery 114, Winter 2016 – Juried Exhibition, 1100 N W Glisan Ave., Portland, OR, 2016

Sculpture Evergreen, Evergreen, CO, Sculpture Walk, 2015 - 2016

Downtown Sheridan, Wyoming On Loan Sculpture, 2015 - 2016

Overland Park, Kansas, Art at the Center 2015

Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, MI, Art and the Garden 2015

TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana, TX, 2015

The Bridge Art Gallery, “Wind”, Colorado Springs, CO 2015

Art 2C on Havana, City of Aurora, Colorado, Art in Public Places, 2015 – 2016, First Place Award

32nd Depot Art Gallery, All Colorado Show, Littleton, CO 2015 - 2nd Place, Best of Show 3D

Fahrenheit Group Show, Cottonwood Ctr., Colorado Springs, CO, 2015

The Studio Door Juried Exhibition, Deliberate Distortions, Jazz in Today’s Art, San Diego, CA, 2015

Topeka Competition 32, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS, 2015

State of the Arts, 2015 Exhibition. R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie village, Kansas, 2015

Sculpture on 73rd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80030, 2015-2016

Core New Art Space - Mixing Your Media, Santa Fe Art District, Denver, CO, 2015

Best of Santa Fe Exhibit & Awards, Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO 80204, 2015


2014 - 2015

Cottonwood Center - Abstract Show, March, 2014

Creative Industries Summit - Paquette Gallery at the Steam Plant Event Center, Salida, CO, May, 2014

Downtown Colorado Springs, CO - Art on the Street – Community Ventures June 2014 - May, 2015; Steel Sculpture -Permanent Collection City of Colorado Springs

City of Loveland Art in Public Places - The Art Advocacy Project (THAAP), June, 2014 - May, 2015; High Fire Salt Sculpture

10th Annual Roll Bike Art Show, Manitou Springs, CO 2014

Louisville Art Association 29th Annual National Juried Fine Art Show, 2014



Recent Works, Orly's Art Gallery, Colorado Springs - Featured Artist 2013

Straight Up! Totems, Towers, Carins & Stacks, La Veta, CO 2013

Green Horse Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO - Featured Artist 2013

Cottonwood Gallery on Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO - Featured Artist 2013Art 2C on Havana, City of Aurora, CO, Art in Public Places, 2017 – 2018