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LINDSAY%2C+SUZE

LINDSAY, SUZE
LINDSAY, SUZE
NORTH CAROLINA
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 its use for specific occasions. The techniques I use when making my pots allows me to create each one with a personality of its own.

Suze’s stoneware pots subtley suggest figure and character as she manipulates her forms by altering them after they are thrown. Handbuilt
elements , made from slabs, are integrated with thrown parts to create functional forms that have a personality of their own. An integral part of her
work includes surface decoration to enhance form by patterning and painting slips and glazes for salt-firing. Her mark-making is strongly influenced by studying historical ceramics from cultures in Japan, Crete, Chile, China, and Native North Americans. The springboard for form and function started with the study of Bernard Leach’s ideas while she was a CORE fellow at Penland School of Crafts in 1987-89, and continue to feed her interpretation of altered forms that function well.

Suze received her MFA from Louisiana State University in 1992, and was an artist in residence at Penland School of Crafts from 1993-1996. She owns and operates Fork Mountain Pottery with her husband and fellow potter, Kent McLaughlin. They live and work in the mountains of western
North Carolina.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
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.

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES & TEACHING
2012
San Diego Potters Guild, San Diego, CA.
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC.
2011
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
Curaumilla Art Center, Curaumilla, Chile
University Of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Curator, National Biennial Ceramic Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
Juror, 2011 McKnight Fellowship, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Lorton Art Center, Lorton VA
2010
Ceramic League of Miami, Miami. FL
A Potters Place, Houston, TX
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
Curaumilla Art Center, Curaumilla, Chile
Mayland Community College and Penland School, Dual Credit classes for Mitchell High School
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2009
Mid- Atlantic Clay Conference, Front Royal VA
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
El Camino College, Los Angeles, CA
Greensboro Clay Guild, Greensboro, NC
Pocosin Arts Folk School, Columbia, NC
St. Andrews Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
2008
Sugar Maples Center for Arts and Education, Hunter, NY
College of the Mainland, Houston TX
Curaumilla Art Center, Curaumilla, Chile
Greater Lansing Potters Guild, Lansing, MI
Mayland Community College and Penland School, Dual Credit classes for Mitchell High School
Tsung-Yeh International Ceramics Festival, Tainan, Taiwan
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC.
2007
American Crafts Council SE Conference, Gatlinburg ,TN
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
Angelo State University Ceramic Symposium, San Angelo, TX
Carolina Clay Matters, Charlotte, NC
Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
College of the Mainland, Houston, TX
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2006
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Ceramic Designers Association, Virginia Beach, VA
Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
The Art League School, Alexandria, VA
North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC
2005
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute and West Virginia University Fall Program, Jingdezhen, China
Metchosin International Summer School of The Arts, Victoria, BC, Canada
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
2004
Utilitarian Clay Conference, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Alabama Clay Conference, Mobile, AL
92nd Street Y, New York City, NY
Fusion-Ontario Clay and Glass Association Conference, Toronto, Canada
St. Andrews Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
The Craft Guild of Dallas, Dallas, TX
2003
Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Halifax, NS. Canada
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
Laloba Ranch Clay Center, Steamboat Spring, CO
Lee Art Center, Arlington, VA
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC
2002-2003
John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
2002
Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
2001-2002
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2001
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, CO.
1993-1994, 1998, 2001
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
2000
G. E. Ohr Art Center, Biloxi, MS
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC
1999
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
1998
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.
1997
Ohio University, Ceramics Department, Fall Faculty, Athens, OH
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
1996-1997
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
1996
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art, Asheville, NC
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN.
1995
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
1994
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.
1993
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC.
1992
Tulane University, Ceramics Department, Fall Faculty, New Orleans, LA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Soda Chicks- Parallel Paths in Clay” Lorton Art Center, Lorton VA
2010
18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX
2009
Roswell Art Center, Roswell GA
2008
AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2006
Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC
2005
AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
2003
Clayton Staples Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
St. Petersburg Clay Company, St. Petersburg, FL
2002
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta GA
2000
Andrews Gallery, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Gallery 1021 : Lill Street, Chicago, IL
1997
Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Focus Gallery, Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Asheville, NC
1996
Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO
Expressions Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC
1995
Cone Center Gallery, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Boulder, CO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Yunomi Invitational”, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
“Pocosin Arts Fever Reliever:”, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
“Generosity of Spirit”, Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“La Mesa”, NCECA Invitational, Santa Fe Clay in Seattle WA
“By Example: Young NC Potters and Their Mentors”, Green Hill Center for Art, Greensboro, NC
“Summer Instructor Show” Odyssey Gallery, Asheville NC
“Pots with A Purpose”, Invitational, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus OH
“Inspiration: Birds” AKAR, Iowa City IA
“Utilitarian Clay Invitational” ,Arrowmont School of Arts and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
“Chocolate Pot”, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

PUBLICATIONS
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.

AWARDS
2000
Emerging Artist, National Council on Education of Ceramic Art, Denver, CO
Juror’s Choice Award, Linda Christenson, juror, Chester Springs Studio,
Chester Spring PA
1997
Award of Excellence in Three Dimensional Design, Laumeier Contemporary
Art Fair, St. Louis, MO
1996
Emerging Artist Program Grant, Arts Alliance and NC Arts Council
1993
Schwarzchild Jewelers Award For Functional Art, Richmond Craft And Design Show, Richmond, VA
Best of Show, First Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

EDUCATION
1992
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. Master of Fine Arts
1987-1989
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Fellowship, Ceramics Department
1984
Montessori World Educational Institute, San Luis Obispo, CA. Montessori Certification
1980
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Bachelor of Science