Currently teaching at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Susan Dewsnap exhibits her ceramic work nationally and internationally with awards from The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Biennial, the World Ceramic Biennale Korea International Competition, and Best of Show in the Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition. Her work is currently represented in Schaller Gallery, The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and Akar Design. She shows in Maine with the June Fitzpatrick Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Dow Street Gallery and Craft.
"I am primarily a functional potter. I work predominately in porcelain, although not from a traditional perspective. My forms are defined by functional simplicity and the white surface of each piece is decorated with abstract designs in blues, browns, and grays. I am also exploring the contrast of the white porcelain surface with a matte black glaze. The development of this glaze has allowed me to explore new forms of decoration on the clay surface.
Along with the white/black contrast, I am using a matte/glossy contrast, in techniques of dripping, pouring, and spattering. This new work is vastly different than my traditional approach of brushwork on the white glossy surface. "