Monday, March 12, 2012

The Cup: Suze Lindsay - Bakersville, NC

One of our kitchen cabinets holds our collection of mugs, tumblers and tea bowls. Every morning after the coffee is brewed; I go there to pick my cup. Each is different; many are my favorites. The warm coffee gives me comfort as all are hand held, whether it be by means of a handle, or directly holding the body of the pot. They hold my attention through hands and fingers, volume and temperature, design and form.

Suze Lindsay Tumbler salt fired stoneware
(7.5 x 3 inches) CUP 120 $40 SOLD

Suze Lindsay is a studio potter living and working in the NC Mountains. Her ceramic studies include a two-year fellowship from 1987-89 at Penland School of Crafts as a “core student”, followed by earning an MFA from Louisiana State University. She also holds two educational degrees, one in special education and the other in Montessori teaching theory. In 1996, after completing three years as an artist in residence at Penland, Suze and her husband, Kent McLaughlin set up and began potting in their studio in Bakersville, NC under the name Fork Mountain Pottery.

Suze Lindsay’s stoneware pots subtlety reference the figure, as she is known for her altered pottery forms that are decorated and fired in a salt kiln. Her mark-making is strongly influenced by the study of historical ceramics with a focus on surface decoration used to enhance form by patterning and painting slips and glazes. Suze has taught at numerous art centers and universities including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute Curaumilla Art Center, and Ohio University She has been a presenter at the Utilitarian Clay Conference in Tennessee, the Alabama Clay Conference, North Country Studio Conference in Vermont, and Fusion-Ontario Clay and Glass Association Conference in Toronto. Awards include Best of Show in the First Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, and Emerging Artist at the 2000 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art conference.

Suze Lindsay Tumbler salt fired stoneware
(7.5 x 3 inches) CUP 121 $40 SOLD

Her work is in the permanent collections of George E Ohr Museum in Biloxi MS, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX., Islip Art Museum, NY, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens OH, Greenwich House Pottery, NY, Lancaster Museum of Art, East Petersburg, PA, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Raleigh, NC, The North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

Solo Exhibitions include exhibitions at Manchester Craftsman’s Guild in Pittsburgh PA,   North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove NC.,,  Roswell Art Center in Atlanta, Ga.,  18 Hands Gallery in Houston TX., and AKAR Gallery in Iowa City IA.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog. You may be interested on a post on the Picasso exhibition currently in Sydney that is coming to Toronto in April.