Handmade pottery created by Susan Gerr of Birch Mountain Pottery

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

About Birch Mountain Pottery

Welcome to Birch Mountain Pottery, a combined working pottery studio/gallery and classroom located in historic Tolland, Connecticut. Since opening her studio in 1985, potter Susan Gerr has offered the community the opportunity to catch a glimpse into a working pottery studio, as well as purchase finished work displayed in the retail showroom. Other crafts, created by local craftspeople are also available including weaving, baskets, wood, and jewelry.

Susan uses a variety of techniques to produce her line of handmade potterySusan produces a line of quality, functional, and decorative handmade pottery using both stoneware and lo-fire clays while employing a variety of different decorating techniques such as carving, texture, stamps, and various colored slip techniques. A collection of over two dozen personal glazes offers a palette of colors ranging from soft muted greens, blues and whites, to vivid raspberry and purple.

Special commissions are always considered.

 

RÉSUMÉ

Education

1985 Relocated Birch Mountain Pottery to Tolland, CT, a combined studio/gallery/classroom.
1980 Started Birch Mountain Pottery in Bolton, CT.
1975 Graduated University of Connecticut, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics.
1972 Graduated Manchester Community College.

Teaching Experience

- Private and group classes at Birch Mountain Pottery, adults and children.
- Instructor and consultant at Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camp, Ashford, CT.
- Manchester Community College - Ceramics Instructor 1990.
- Demonstrations in area events/schools/organizations.

Represented by:

Spectrum Gallery - Centerbrook , CT
Mystic Art Association - Mystic, CT
Vernon Art Association - Vernon, CT
Silver Circle Gallery - Putnam, CT
CCC Farmstand - Manchester, CT
Ellen Dougan Art and Framing - Manchester, CT

 

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