Elemental Designs

Sandra Bilawich



Sandra Bilawich is a Vancouver sculptor known for her remarkably inventive and unique approach to her art work. "Each creation is a journey. It is like a conversation in which I listen to the material at hand, whether it is stone, reclaimed metal or wood. The outcome is my ability to explore the character of the element and combine it's essence with physical expression." Combining the various materials into rich organic forms, Sandra reveals the importance of balance and harmony needed in our lives today.

Sandra was born in Saskatchewan in 1963, with her family moving to Whitehorse, Yukon in 1970. Her early exploration took creative form in painting, with highschool art teacher and renowned artist, Ted Harrison. Inspiration for Sandra's work also came from her grandmother, Ann Harbuz, an accomplished primitive folk artist. Weekends spent exploring the bush in the Yukon with a rockhound enthusiast father directed Sandra into work prospecting and further studies in geology and gemology.

Introduced to stone carving in 1991, Sandra opened Elemental Designs in 1994. Her studio reflects the success of a prolific career. Sandra's work can be found in public and private collections across Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States. Sandra continues to support her community by conducting lectures and workshops on the aspects of working with reclaimed elements.

Press Articles

Georgia Straight, November 25, 2010 "Metal Queens at the Crawl"
The Vancouver Sun, November 23rd, 2006 "Eastside Culture Crawl reaches 10th anniversary"
The Province, November 24th, 2006 "Eastside Culture Crawl"
Sandra Bilawich


"Rare Birds" (open in new window)

"Eco Sculptures" (open in new window)

"Studio Visit" (open in new window)