Sunshine Cobb was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and grew up
in southern California. She attended a great variety of college classes
on her quest to find her bliss, and worked many jobs—housekeeper,
production assistant, massage therapist, child/elder caregiver, etc. She
finally discovered ceramics, and went on to earn a BA in Studio Art from
California State University at Sacramento. Ceramics has been the major
influence in her life for over 15 years now. She has done everything
from 8-day anagama wood firings to slip-casting ornaments. She
recently graduated from Utah State University with an MFA in Ceramics
and was a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation.
Cobb says of her practice, "Through form and surface my goal is to
communicate a sense of home and memory, but also to evoke that
feeling of wanderlust that has informed my own life and visual
sensibilities. By exploring and creating vessels kept within arms reach,
I hope to communicate how an object's significance can grow and
change depending on the path of a person's life."