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Working with clay is very ‘process oriented’ – this is the attraction. I work primarily from wheel-thrown components. I am only half teasing when I say that the clay keeps a person ‘centered’. Beyond the throwing – mesmerizing & meditative as that can be – there is the quality of mark making and creation of form. Working with clay for over 30 years, I have a decided interest in the quest for problem solving when making more complex forms or pieces. What fun to test one’s skills against this ornery & willful material.
Originally from New Mexico, art has always been a part of Sue’s life. After moving to South Carolina in 1984, she set up a studio near Columbia and worked as a production potter. In 2004, Sue attained an MFA from Clemson University and taught ceramics there part-time for the next 6 years. She is a juried member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Currently, Sue lives near Asheville, North Carolina – a beautiful place for visual stimulation and creativity! Not quite a production potter any longer, she works full-time in the studio – creating one-of-a-kind pieces, teapots and limited series. Sue has been studying Ikebana since 2010 and has attained an Associate Master level in the Ichiyo School. Sue says “Working with flower arrangements has been very informative in creating containers for Ikebana use”.