Susan Bogen is a ceramic artist working in Porcelain and Stoneware in her studio in Montvale, NJ. Susan teaches ceramics at The Art School at Old Church, Demarest NJ, and the Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack NY. Her work is shown and available for sale at The Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ; Gallery 23 Blairstown, NJ; The Byrdcliffe Gallery, Woodstock, NY; The Kaaterskill Fine Arts Craft Shop, Hunter, NY; Just Jersey, Morristown, NJ; Market House Local, Westwood, NJ and The Artisan’s Boutique, Hillsdale, NJ
I first started working in clay 40 years ago, after graduating with a Ceramics degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The tactile feel and the spatial forms that the clay can take on has always drawn me in. I especially love functional pots that beg to be picked up and held. The fact that a pot is pleasing to the eye as well as the touch is great. Asian and Islamic ceramics have always had a strong influence on my work. I strive to integrate form and design into my work.
My work is porcelain and Stoneware fired in a gas reduction kiln or a wood-fired salt kiln to cone 10. All is food safe, dishwasher and microwave safe.