Press Release

Susan Dewsnap, Martina Lantin, Susie Rubenstein

APRIL 7 - MAY 27, 2017
Gallery Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

This exhibition will focus on the work of 3 women who each make lovely functional pots. The common thread in this work is an interest in surface decoration, with each artist bringing a unique approach to the challenge of creating work that lends itself to an exploration of decoration and pattern.

Susan Dewsnap has a BFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Bates College in Lewiston, ME. Susan uses wax resist to draw abstracted shapes directly on the slipped surface of the pot, responding to the innate gesture of the piece. Some drawing is sharp and crisp; other imagery is shadowy and soft. 

Martina Lantin received her BFA from Earlham College in Richmond, IN and her MFA from NSCAD University, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She currently teaches at Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, AB. Martina’s softly undulating earthenware forms invite use. They are a pleasure to hold in the hand, and her luscious glazes and flowing brushwork envelope these deceptively simple, immensely pleasing pots.

Susie Rubenstein earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and her MFA in fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She is currently Professor of Ceramics at Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA. Often encompassing extensive installations, Susie works in series: a wall grouping of 35 plates, a selection of covered jars arranged on a shelf. Her imagery references the natural world and motifs of plant forms, flowers, leaves, lemons and birds. 

Contact: Jonny Leather, (505)-984-1122, sfc@santafeclay.com

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