Although my work is inspired by the “land”; it is the problem solving aspect of working in clay that motivates me. A narrative is not the starting point. Each series leads to a set of questions and solutions and new problems to tackle, which leads to a seemingly disparate body of work. However my interests in the ceremonial work of Pre-Columbian Moche cultures, a passion for drawing and a family of raconteurs, provide clues along the way. These pieces are made from earthenware. The clay is thrown, constructed, modeled; layered with slips, stains, glazes; and fired multiple times. Throughout this process of layering materials, content and techniques; I strive to balance the formal and the personal, conscious that every decision, every mark must further the plot / solve the problem.
Susan, I love your work! Mary Vosevich
Mary, thanks for your sweet note. I’m so glad to hear from you. Hope all is well.
You were my first ceramics instructor at craft alliance. You’re such a great teacher of clay for students young and old.
I treasure your work that I have purchased. I love those nice lidded and fluted bowls where I keep my pipe tobacco, the bowl with the arch/handle, and The beautiful whimsical oval platter, ” the sleeping cat “! You’ve given me a love and appreciation of the art of clay! Thank you. I hope you are doing well. After retire meant I’ve gotten back into ceramics and I am currently taking a course at Krueger pottery.
Stan, I’m delighted to hear from you and so glad you are taking a class at Krueger. I’d love to see what you are working on. Best wishes.