Handmade pottery created by Susan Gerr of Birch Mountain Pottery

Handmade pottery and pottery classes and workshops by Susan Gerr of Birch Mountain Pottery

 

 

Artist Statement

My work in clay, over the past 28 years, has been a steady development and unfolding of artistic evolution. It has become my vehicle for navigating the course from inward reflection to outward expression.

I have come to realize that what is most important to me is the feeling a piece of pottery expresses, through its form, color and energy. Although there is not a specific subject matter my work relates to, I am certain that my environment, the things I love, and everyday experiences make slow, constant impressions on me and unconsciously find their way into my work.

Functional and decorative handcrafted pottery by artist Susan GerrI work with contrasting elements – smooth vs. textured surfaces, glazed vs. unglazed areas, and controlled vs. altered forms. By combining and balancing these seemingly conflicting elements, I strive to produce pieces that have a sense of strength and stability, as well as a certain vitality, aliveness and beauty. Equally important to me is the satisfaction of creating pieces enjoyed by people for daily use.

 

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