Suzanne Crane - Wild Geranium Plate Flowers Lt Blue.jpg

“More and more, I see my work in stoneware clay as a means of preserving an artistic fossil record of the flora around me in a time of climate change.  My task feels elegiac as well as aesthetic, motivated by a desire to celebrate, attend to, and preserve the beautiful fractal forms of leaves and vines of plants that may or may not survive in this place as the climate changes.  I combine glazed impressions of real plant specimens with heavily textured raw clay surfaces and vining handles and knobs that mimic wrought iron.  I fire my work to cone 7 in oxidation with a variety of celadon glazes.”

Studio number 7


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