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.”