Sandy has a Certificate in Adult Teaching, and has been making books, boxes and paperbased art objects for most of her life. She attended a Bookbinding course in Christchurch focused on making Beautiful Books and Boxes and since then she has enjoyed this passion. She has attended a number of courses in England which has helped further her skills and knowledge in this field. She loves teaching and making and restoring and repairing books. She has taught courses at the Nelson Polytechnic and in Geraldine.