Susan Pachuta

    

"All of Earth is crammed with Heaven", E. B. Browning

"All of Earth is crammed with Heaven", E. B. Browning

       With one foot in Soil Science, and one foot in creative arts, I celebrate clay as the perfect medium for my explorations and expression!  Imagining my hands persuading the billions of clay micelles to line up “just so” is a kick, and thinking about all that has to happen -from rock, to clay, to finished piece – makes each attempted work an adventure.

     Right now, porcelain provides the perfect combination of challenge and satisfaction; glaze pencils, mason stains, and clear glazes complete the vessel.  I work in a small scale and hand build delicate, functional pieces - each emerges with a distinctive personality, inviting you to pick it up and investigate its surface. 

     We are surrounded by endless inspiration, and I delight in the fun of expressing this beauty with humor and proud homage to those who continue to teach me this craft.

"The ocean and I have many pebbles - to find and wash off and roll into shape" - William Stafford

"The ocean and I have many pebbles - to find and wash off and roll into shape" - William Stafford

"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each" - t. s. eliot

"I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each" - t. s. eliot, 2010.

Small, painted pitcher, 2010.

Small, painted pitcher, 2010.