Susan Press: Stories in Clay
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Ceramics sculpture by Susan Press
2nd Friday Art Walk Reception:
* January 11, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Exhibit Dates: January 11—February 2, 2019
Susan Press Artist Statement:
Since the early 70’s, I have been working primarily with ceramic clay. I studied art at the San Francisco Art Institute with focus on lithographic printmaking and hand-built ceramics. I studied under Richard Graf and Richard Shaw.
Using both low and high fire clay I construct variations on the human figure. Sometimes the form takes that of hanging puppets and other times free standing or walled-boxed figures. My work has often been described as illustrative.
With each piece I do attempt to tell a story either with the figure or figures in the piece, and/or the materials I use to embellish the work. Photo strips are chosen to relate to the figures and their expressions. Found materials are meant to trigger a memory or personal story in those viewing a figure. I hope to sometimes stir emotions including delight and humor.
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