November 7th, 2013
Greetings! Here is where you can shop for my pottery this holiday season.
Holiday Gallery at the Lake Oswego Arts Council, 510 First Street Lake Oswego, Oregon. November 20-through December 21st. Wednesdays thru Saturdays 11am-6pm.
Opening Reception Friday November 22 5-7 pm hope to see you there!
This year, I was invited to join a group of 30 artist friends working in different mediums, who have been creating The Holiday Shop at The Lake Oswego Arts Council Gallery on First Street for the past few years. I will be bringing many gift able items under $50 including mugs, tumblers, cream /sugar sets, small bud vases and more.
Friday NOVEMBER 29
Pre-event | 5pm-6pm (first 100 guests get an OCAC shopping bag) Raffle Prizes, Live Music and Hors d’oevres
$10 suggested donation
Sale | 6pm – 9pm
Saturday NOVEMBER 30
Sale | 10 am – 5pm
OCAC’s Annual Student & Alumni Holiday Sale offers over 70 outstanding craft makers and artists from around the Pacific Northwest to sell their works at this very popular and anticipated event. Proceeds from the Holiday Sale benefit OCAC programs and scholarships.
September 24th, 2013
I want to invite you to join me at the the Women’s Local 14 Show and Sale October 3-6 2013 at the Forestry Center in Portland. Its a wonderful show of talented women artists in many media. I’m bringing a selection of new work I think you will really enjoy. Please join me at the the artist reception on Thursday night from 6-9 pm. $10 admission includes lite refreshments.
These are some wall pillows I am bringing that show my new glaze. I’ve created some beautiful bowls and some cream sugar sets with trays too.
Hope to see you at the show.
February 14th, 2013
I love the way the bones of my garden are exposed in winter. The beauty of the paths branches and shrubs are highlighted in the cool winter light. Walking down the path to my studio in January felt daunting. I had not worked in the studio for several months and I had no idea where I would go next.
Then I remembered that I always wanted to play around with the idea of Dutch Tulip vases.
Tulipiere by Susannah Lints
While fairly uncommon in modernity, during the 17th century tulipieres were common pieces of decorative art that could often be found in the houses of European elites After the advent of large-scale global trade in the 17th century, numerous flowers from Asia such as the tulip, crocus and hyacinth became luxury items in Europe and these cut flowers remained an exotic novelty until the end of the 17th century.
I had so much fun making these, a little like decorating a cake. I will be previewing some of these along with some bud vases at the upcoming show at the Shop at OCAC 2/21-3/31. Details in my upcoming events.
September 4th, 2012
This was my first year teaching at Creative Arts Community at the Menucha Retreat Center in the Columbia Gorge in Oregon. The most frequently asked question? What is Majolica and how do you say it? Mai-o-li-ca is so named because ships with hand painted pottery wares were launched out of the Spanish port of Majorca in the 10th century. I am taken by the romance and beauty of this story.
I wanted to convey the history of majolica pottery, so Monday morning began with slides. Then the students began to explore the various ways to produce color using glaze in our outdoor studio called the Barn.
Using pre-fired earthenware tiles, students experimented with color on both white and black majolica.
Some students explored a single color like reds and pinks.
Others tried a little of every kind of color.
At the end of the day, it was time to put all of the tiles into the computer controlled kiln so that we would have a language of color from which to create early the next day.
Tuesday morning we had a slide show about contemporary majolica so students could see how contemporary artists successfully used historical themes in modern context. About noon we unloaded the kiln and the colors were smashing.
Thursday and Friday
Thursday was devoted to work. I had finished all of the slides and demos and the students created many pieces that filled two kilns on Thursday after dinner. We hoped we would be able to unload for the big walk about presentation on Friday evening. That’s when the entire camp goes from studio to studio to see the work created during the past 5 days. People who have been coming to camp for many years take this seriously, and spend several hours setting up their class presentations.
We unloaded the kilns minutes before the guests arrived at the barn. The student’s work inspired me. the work was admired and enjoyed. We all started packing up tired happy and ready to go to our studios and try out some new ideas. I really enjoyed teaching this class and everyone in it. Thanks!
September 3rd, 2012
I am honored to announce my work has been included on page 317 in “The best of 500 Ceramics” to be released Sept 4, 2012. This book was juried from the previous 11 ceramic books in the Lark 500 series over the past decade.
My 15″wall platter is titled The Littlest Birds Sing the Prettiest Songs, was create after listening to one of my favorite songs by the Be Good Tanyas.
This definitive collection features a decade’s worth of memorable ceramic pieces selected from the prestigious and bestselling 500 series. Juried by a roster of acclaimed artists, including such talents as Cynthia Consentino, Beth Cavener Stichter, Richard Notkin, and Sergei Isupov, each piece captures the power of ceramics at the start of a new century. Ceramicists and art enthusiasts alike will treasure the wealth of knowledge offered in this lavishly illustrated keepsake volume as the experts describe what makes a particular vase, teapot, sculpture, or bowl stand out.