For the last decade or so, decoration of the flat surface has become a major area of exploration and interest for Sandra. She uses the rich color of ceramic underglazes, terra sigillatas, and her signature "lichen glaze" to render impressions of the Galiano coastline: the sea, waves, forest, sky. She incises line and texture with found natural objects, sometimes imbedding beach stone or sand into the clay. As well, she uses shells, bark, plants and other interesting prizes that come home with her from her long daily walks along the shores and in the forests of Galiano Island.
The resultant two-dimensional but softly undulant works are vibrant, and flushed with warm earthy tones that are indicative of her love of the environment in which she lives.