My inspiration is the human connection that is fostered by ceramic vessels. For millennia, pottery has
been present in communities and cultures worldwide. Pottery vessels are a means to bring sustenance to
mind and body. They provide a means to share what you have with others. And even the clay itself has a
mystical quality of capturing something of the human maker within itself.
One source of inspiration for my forms and glazes come from the outdoors. My favorite memories
growing up occurred outside: climbing trees, swimming, walking in clover, laying in the grass on my
back and gazing up at sky. I seek to capture the feel of the movement of tall grass in the wind or tree
branches swaying against the sky; or the rippling texture of water flowing over rocks. I aspire to let the
natural, organic thing happen as I build pots, apply glazes and put them in the fire.
These are some of my thoughts about the way I make things.
Contact information for Susan Ridenour:
- Site Address: 205 Collaborative-205 Lyndon St
- Media: Clay
- Phone: 336-314-4494
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org