Susan Bogen


ARTIST’S STATEMENT: “I first started working in clay 38 years ago.   The tactile feel and the spatial forms that the clay can take on has always drawn me in.   Even when I took an 18 year break from making pots, I was always studying, collecting and keeping up with the Ceramics world.  For the last 10 years, it has again become my life passion.

I especially love functional pots that beg to be picked up and held.  The fact that a pot is pleasing to the eye as well as the touch is great.  Asian pottery has always had a strong influence on my work, as does ancient Islamic pots.  I love the way geometric design and nature interact in these works.  I strive to integrate form and design into my own work.  Having studied first Japanese and then Chinese brush painting over the years, I now often use my porcelain forms as canvases. 

My work is made of porcelain and Stoneware.  I fire both in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10 and in a wood-fired salt kiln.  All pots are food-safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.”



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