Sue is a unique ceramic artist making very original hand-thrown stoneware pieces. Her skills were initially honed at Virginia Commonwealth University. She was potter-in-Residence at the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts for ten years and Roanoke City Artist-in-the-Schools for two years. Her award winning pieces have been shown in art and craft shows along the eastern seaboard. Her intense interest in sea life goes back to her youth. Having spent many a summer at the ocean fishing, collecting shells and other beach critters, it was only natural that her love of art and her sense of humor combined with her drive to be creative that produces a light and entertaining product. Her creations are truly handcrafted originals that prompt a smile back from virtually every observer. Usually her fish smile back. Sue credits her family, friends and environment with providing the constant inspiration for her provocative concepts.
Each of her pieces are made of stoneware or earthenware clay. After the pieces are sculpted from the clay they are dried for a week. Then they are loaded in the kiln and bisque fired to 1845 degrees F. they then cool for 24 hours and are removed from the kiln for glazing. When all of the pieces are glazed they are assembled and reloaded in the kiln. They are then fired to the appropriate temperature, and allowed to cool for 24 hours.
The scope of Sue's work has evolved from making fish mugs, fish dinner plates, drawer pulls, fish TV sets, to one of a kind sculptures, hand made tiles, and many other funtional pieces. Her love of flowers led to her Ikebana containers. Sue's fish dinner plates have been part of her signature series for years.
2643 Shoreham Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
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All rights reserved. Work copyrighted by Susan Henshaw and may only be copied or used with permission of the artist. 2009.