Van San studied sculpture at Sint-Lucas in Antwerp. She soon abandoned the classical technique of sculpting from a model and experimented with all manner of non-classical materials and shapes in vivid hues. For several years now, she has primarily been working in clay with brightly-coloured glazes. She makes sculptural spatial installations for both indoors and outdoors, but in addition also creates small-scale sculptures for a more intimate setting. In her work, she plays a spontaneous game with the basic sculptural elements of volume, form and colour.