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Susan O'Hanlon

Ceramics

I fell elbow deep in love with all things clay twelve years ago and never looked back! Today, I'm a full-time studio potter working from my in-home studio. I enjoy making functional pots to be used every day, as well as ceramic art pieces for indoor and outdoor living spaces. I am also the creator of the #BanditBowl, a handmade ceramic slow feeder for dogs and cats that I designed to help my rescue dog eat more slowly. The wheel is my happy place, so most of my work starts there and is then altered and decorated with texture, slip or imagery before applying layered glazes. My complex firing and cooling schedules, tweaked over years of experimentation, lend unique surface characteristics to my work. For decorative work, I love the serendipitous nature of raku and saggar firings; I fire horsehair, two-step naked, sea urchin and traditional glazed raku pieces as well as saggar-fired work in my backyard raku kiln. I love sharing my passion for pottery! I teach clay enthusiasts working at all levels from my home studio. Ask to tour my studio, see sample projects, and take home a class schedule while you're here! Time and weather permitting, wheel demonstrations and raku firings will take place throughout the studio tour weekend. Please avoid blocking neighboring driveways when parking in the cul de sac; overflow parking will be available along Hawthorne Drive with accessible parking in my driveway. Thank you!