Suzanne Hill has worked in clay for over 50 years. The romance of earth and fire led her to fall in love with clay, and never look back. After graduating with a major in Illustration from RISD, Hill further committed herself to the medium, and went on to earn a M.F.A. in Ceramics from the College of Ceramics at Alfred University. At Alfred, Suzanne was privileged to study under Wayne Higby, Dan Rhodes, Val Cushing, Jun Kaneko and Bob Turner.
This immersive view into Suzanne’s studio chronicles various steps of her process as well as highlights some visual references that impact her work and experience.
SHORT DOC CONCEPT AND FILM BY PATRICK OFFENHEISER
Hill has joined the ceramics department of the University of Notre Dame. Her work is showcased in galleries across the country, among these spaces in Massachusetts including Martha’s Vineyard, and Acton as well as in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Scottsdale and Sedona in Arizona. Her work is distinctive for her experimentation with and mastery of Saggar firing techniques.
We recently hosted an artist discussion at Modern West with Hill, who discussed her background and process. View her discussion below.