"I enjoy the entire process involved in creating ceramic artwork. Part craftsmanship, part chemistry, part fire, and toss in an element of surprise, it all makes my studio time a rewarding experience."
Susan Wills creates hand built and extruded ceramic pieces that are functional and food safe, as well as decorative. Working predominantly with high fire stoneware, the artist uses a variety of unique glazes and slips to build interest and add texture to the clay surface. Each piece is fired twice, once to temper the ware for glazing, then a second time to over 2300° F in a natural gas kiln. Sturdy rattan handles made of imported reed and binding cane provide the final touch. Each reed is dyed to achieve a beautiful dark tone and then hand tied to accent each finished piece.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA , 650 Laguna Canyon Road, 2012 - July & August Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA , 650 Laguna Cayon Road, 2011 - July & August Festival of Arts, Laguna Beach, CA , 650 Laguna Canyon Road, July-August 2013