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Pots are like people. Their form is described by some of the same definitions–lips, feet, and shoulders, and their character and personality can be expressed by being open, warm, generous, rotund, sensuous, loose or jolly. My use of the vessel/female metaphor lies in the subtle suggestion of figure in form. Vases have soft female curves and decorations that imply clothing. Many of my forms are raised on a pedestal like foot that serves as a “skirt”. My method of stacking various volumes allows me to play with human proportions and relationships. Altering a pot out of the round creates contrasting angles that suggest hips and waists. The use of line and pattern accentuates the mood or nature of the pot, and can prompt it’s use for specific occassions. The techniques I use when making my pots allows me to create each one with a personality of its own.

-Suze Lindsay

S u z e  L i n d s a y

1782   Fork Mountain Road

Bakersville, NC 28705



San Angelo Museum Of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Manchester Craftsmans Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

The Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA

Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY

Kennedy Museum of American Art, Athens, Ohio.

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC.

George E Ohr Museum, Biloxi, MS.

Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.

Lancaster Museum of Art, East Petersburg, PA.

Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC.


Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC. 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2011

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010,2011

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO. 2001, 2002, 2011

Curaumilla Art Center, Curaumilla, Chile  2008, 2010, 2011

University Of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2011

Curator, National  Biennial Ceramic Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL, 2011

Juror,  2011 McKnight Fellowshop, Northen Clat Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Lorton Art Center, Lorton VA 2011

Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA, 2010


Mayland Community College and Penland School, Dual Credit classes for Mitchell High School,2007,2010

A Potters Place, Houston, TX 2010

Ceramic League of Miami, Miami. FL 2010

Mid- Atlantic Clay Conference, Front Royal VA 2009

Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX 2009

El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA 2009

Greensboro Clay Guild, Greensboro, NC 2009

Pocosin Arts Folk School, Columbia, NC 200

Tsung-Yeh International Ceramics Festival, Tainan, Taiwan 2008

 Greater Lansing Potters Guild, Lansing, MI 2008

American Crafts Council SE Conference, Gatlinburg ,TN 2007

Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN 2007, 2010

University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE 2007

Angelo State University Ceramic Symposium, San Angelo, TX 2007.

Carolina Clay Matters, Charlotte, NC 2007.

Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA 2007.

College of the Mainland, Houston, TX 2007,2008

Lane Community College, Eugene, OR, 2006.

Ceramic Designers Association, Virginia Beach, VA 2006.

Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

The Art League School, Alexandria, VA, 2006.

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC, 2006.

Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and West Virginia University Fall Program, Jingdezhen, China, 2005.

Metchosin International Summer School of The Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada, 2005.

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 2005.

North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT, 2005.

Utilitarian Clay Conference, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN, 2004.

Alabama Clay Conference, Mobile, AL, 2004.


92nd Street Y, New York City, NY, 2004.

Fusion-Ontario Clay and Glass Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2004.

St. Andrews Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN, 2004., 2009

The Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2004:

Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, NS. Canada, 2003.

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2003.

St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003.

Laloba Ranch Clay Center, Steamboat Spring, CO, 2003.

Lee Art Center, Arlington VA, 2003

John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC. 2002, 2003.

Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY. 2002.

G. E. Ohr Art Center, Biloxi, MS. 2000.

Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. 1999.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. 1995, 1997. 2004

Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC. 1996, 2000, 2003, 2006,2008

Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 1995.

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. 1996.

Ohio University, Ceramics Department, Fall Faculty, Athens, OH. 1997.

Tulane University, Ceramics Department, Fall Faculty, New Orleans, LA. 1992.


AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa, 2005, 2008, 2011

Soda Chicks- Parallel Paths in Clay” Lorton Art Center, Lorton VA 2011

18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX, 2010

Roswell Art Center, Roswell GA, 2009

Manchester Craftsmans Guild, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006.

North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC, 2006.

Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2003.

St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL, 2003.


Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta GA 2002.

Andrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 2000

Gallery 1021 : Lill Street, Chicago, IL 2000.

Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 1997.

Focus Gallery, Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Asheville, NC 1997

 Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO 1996

 Expressions Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC 1996

Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC 1995.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA 1995.

Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Boulder, CO 1995



“Yunomi Invitational”,  AKAR,  Iowa City, IA

“American Pottery Festival”, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

“Guess Who’s  Coming to Dinner?” , Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

Jingdezhen,- Shared Journeys”, West Va. University, Morgantown, W Va.

“Tea Time”, NC Pottery Center,  Seagrove NC

“35th Anniversary Exhibition”  Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Functional Ceramics Invitational, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

Potters of the Roan , The Mahler  Gallery, Raleigh. NC

La Mesa,  NCECA Invitational, Santa Fe Clay in Tampa, FL

Lagniappe: An Exhibition of LSU Ceramic MFA”, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD

Penland In Houston,  18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX


Handbuilt Dinnerware, by Kathy Triplett. 2001.

Ceramics Monthly, Feature story, January 1999.

The Ceramic Design Book, by Val Cushing, 1998, Lark Books, p.-147.

Creative Pottery, by Michelle Coakes, 1998, Rockport Publishers, p.-74,76.


Best of Pottery 2, Selected by Angela Fina and Christopher Gustin, 1998, Rockport Publishers.

Lagniappe, The Times Picayune, March 1994.

Asheville Citizen-Times, Critical Review of  “Eight From Penland”.

Metropolitan Home, March/April 1993.


Emerging Artist, National Council on Education of Ceramic Art, Denver, CO. 2000.

Juror’s Choice Award, Linda Christenson, juror, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Spring, PA 2000

Merit Award, Ceramics USA 2000, Denton TX

Award of Excellence in Three Dimensional Design, Laumeier Contemporary Art Fair, St. Louis, MO. 1997.

Emerging Artist Program Grant, Arts Alliance and NC Arts Council. 1996.

Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, ME. 1996

Artist in Residence, Penland School of Crafts Penland N.C.  1993-1996

Schwarzchild Jewelers Award For Functional Art, Richmond Craft And Design Show, Richmond, VA. 1993.

Best of Show, First Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA. 1993.


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Master of Fine Arts. 1992

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Fellowship, Ceramics Department. 1987-89.

Montessori World Educational Institute, San Luis Obispo, CA. Montessori Certification. 1984.

Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Bachelor of Science. 1980.


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