Celebrating Sandra Alfoldy

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the untimely passing of Dr. Sandra Alfoldy on February 24, 2019.

Sandra opened her first show as Associate Curator of Fine Craft at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in June of 2008. “For the past 10 years Sandra brought a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to her role,” said Sarah Fillmore, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programs, “Her research in craft history was unique and established her as a leading academic authority in craft scholarship in Canada.”

Sandra’s commitment to craft, and her presence at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, will be sorely missed.

Sandra Alfoldy

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Curatorial History

On the Table

Co-curator with Rachel Gotlieb, Design Exchange

October – December 2007

Celebrating Walter Ostrom

June – December 2008

Cross-Pollination: Selected Works from the NSCAD University Ceramic Study Collection

December 2008 – July 2009

Maritime Modern

July 2009 – February 2010

Charlotte Lindgren: Textile Pioneer

September 2010 – April 2011


September 2010 – April 2012


September 2010 – November 2012

Roman Bartkiw

April 2012 – May 2013

Krystyna and Konrad Sadowski

June 2014 – July 2015

Grace Nickel - Devastatus Rememorari

July 2015 – July 2016

Naked Craft

January – April 2016

Art Gallery of Burlington, Centre Materia (Quebec City), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Clay Bodies

July 2016 – July 2017


July 2017 – March 2019

Tortoises and Tulips: A Walter Ostrom Retrospective


Canadian Clay and Glass Museum (Waterloo), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

See Sandra bring her signature enthusiasm and warmth to the TedX talk she delivered at NSCAD entitled, The Connected Hand.

Image Credit: 

Walter Ostrom, Julie Hollenbach, Sandra Alfoldy - August 2018