Opening Friday Reception on February 7, 2014 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Show will run from February 7 - 28, 2014
Additional Hours on Friday, February 21 - 5:30 to 9:00 pm!
Susan Swedlund is a stoneware clay artist, who primarily works as a hand builder. She is inspired by nature and how light interacts with the colors, the textures, and the patterns found in God's creation.
Susan studied Art and Theatre at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and received her bachelor's degree in 1982. She has lived in Wisconsin since 1987. She worked for the school district of Beloit for many years as both a Para-educator and a substitute teacher. Susan was prompted to become a full time artist, in 2011, after the death of her mother. Her mother was one of three girls, and they were known in their small town as "The Potter Sisters." It only seemed fitting for Susan to name her new clay business after her mother. It is only with the support of her wonderful husband, their two sons, and God that this venture came to be possible. Susan also credits the Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, where she currently has her studio, as a major contributor to her success.
Recently Susan was involved in the development of a creative thinking program called the da Vinci Room at Cunningham Elementary. She and her colleagues studied the development of creative thinking in youths and constructed what is now an afterschool program that she coordinates. In this show there will be a small display of a recent project done by some of those in the da Vinci Club.
In this show Susan hopes to display the fun and diverse side of clay. You will see many different construction and glazing techniques.
Susan is offering several classes starting February 2014. Please check out the "Classes" section.
Refreshments and appetizers will be served during the opening reception.