9.10.2012

Artist : Suzanne Sullivan

There are so many talented and creative ceramicists out there these days. Back in March, Paula Greif emailed me with a list of some great talent and introduced me to Suzanne Sullivan's work. Thank you, Paula!


I instantly fell in love with all of Suzanne's work. The simple geometric patterns contrast beautifully with the rough, hand formed surfaces. And look, she has an addiction to spoons too! Why do we love them so? Her's are wonderful. I wish I had one of these when I was enjoying my red kuri soup the other day. The dark pieces would have played off wonderfully with the bright orange.


Here are some recent pieces that came out of Suzanne's kiln in May. All stunners.


Paula mentioned that Suzanne also makes quilts. She knows what I love. Suzanne's partner, the writer Robert Sullivan, published a book entitled "My American Revolution". Suzanne responded to his writing by making historical quilts that reflect his words.


From what I can see, they are stunning. I love imagining the creative conversations between the two while the works were being created. Collaborations are beautiful things to witness, aren't they?


To see more of Suzanne's work, visit her visual blog The Wide Prospect. A Public Space printed Robert's writings and Suzanne's quilts in an article entitled "Almanac" here. You can find Suzanne's work at Mociun in Brooklyn.

10 comments:

WSAKE said...

LOVE it...

Jenny M said...

Yes, have to agree I love Suzanne's spoons. And her quilts!

blandina said...

About creative conversations, I have a dear friend who is a sculptress. Our fiendship evolved as I became more cretive, and now very often we have those intimate exchanges in which she talks of her art and I tell her what I want to make.
I can not imagine which levels of intimacy the relationship between two creative partners could reach!
Anyway I like Suzanne work, her ceramics are original and the spoons...oh, the spoons!

Katrina said...

LOVE her ceramic work. and love her quilts too. such gorgeous things she's making...

Lari Washburn said...

How wonderful! So glad to know about hose quilts. What a rich partnership.

Lari Washburn said...

Make that "those" not hose. although you never know....

kathrynclark said...

Ha, Lari! Hose, hmmm I see infinite possibilities there. It calls to mind being a kid in the south and having to stare at all those ladies legs in those horrible fake tan stockings.

lisa s said...

the ceramics are charming but the QUILTS are making me stop. wow.

Jesse Lu Bain said...

Thank you for clarifying this for me. On her tumblr/website it's really difficult to determine who the artist is. Now I know. I agree with Lisa about Sullivan's stitching. It's out of this world.

Rogez said...

Beautiful Japanese Art, thanks for the post
Here,a very nice Japanese Gallery in Paris (France)
Yakimono Paris

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