Sandra Luehrsen was born in Chicago, Illinois. She earned BA and MA degrees from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from Arizona State University (ASU). In 1999 Luehrsen left a position as assistant dean of the ASU Graduate College to start her own art business. She also teaches 3D design at Mesa Community College and presents clay workshops. Luehrsen exhibits her ceramic sculpture locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Auckland Institute and Museum in New Zealand, the ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center, the West Valley Art Museum, the Cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Peoria, Chandler and Prescott Valley, the Kamm Teapot Foundation, and many notable private and corporate collections hold her work. 500 Prints on Clay, 500 Teapots 2, Smashing Glazes, and The Ceramic Surface Design Book are just a few of several books that include Luehrsen’s earthenware sculpture. HGTV’s Crafters Coast to Coast and KGUN9’s The Morning Blend featured her art.