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Suzanne Stumpf

Suzanne Stumpf Contemporary Ceramics - Ceramics Now Magazine

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Suzanne Stumpf has received national recognition for both her sculptural and functional ceramic creations. Her work is included in the 2009 Lark Books’ 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, and in the 2011 book, 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique. Her work was featured in the May 2005 issue of Ceramics Monthly magazine, where she was named one of nine 2005 Emerging Artists, and in 2008, she was awarded an Artist Fellowship from the Somerville Arts Council (MA). Other awards have included Second Prize in the 2004 Strictly Functional Pottery National in Lancaster, PA, (Susan Peterson, juror), and Honorable Mention Prizes in the national Vessels 2007 exhibition in Durham, NC, and the 2005 Arts Worcester Biennial, Worcester, MA.

"One of my interests is in making multi-component, interactive sculptures. Most of these works have innumerable permutations for viewing. Perhaps partially influenced from my background as a professional musician, these flexible sculptures allow for creating variations in the artwork such as might be experienced in the live performance of a musical composition from concert to concert. Some of the works may appear to be “games,” but generally there are no rules for arranging the components.

I work primarily in porcelain because this claybody receives and juxtaposes textures so articulately. Glazes are employed minimally; some works make use only of slips, underglazes, and oxide washes. My building combines altered wheelthrown as well pure handbuilding techniques.” Suzanne Stumpf

Suzanne Stumpf's C.V. (resume) - View hew works

- December, 2007 2008 Artists Fellowship Award, Somerville Arts Council (MA)
- April, 2007 Honorable Mention, Vessels 2007, Durham, NC
- May, 2005 Selected by the international magazine Ceramics Monthly as one of nine 2005 Emerging Artists
- May, 2005 Honorable Mention, ArtsWorcester Biennial 2005
- April, 2004 Second Place Award, 12th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster, PA (Juror: Susan Peterson)

2012 (forthcoming) - Humor in Craft, Schiffer Publishing
2011 - 500 Raku: Bold Explorations of a Dynamic Ceramics Technique (Lark Books, a Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NYC, NY)
2009 - 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works (Lark Books, a Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., NYC, NY)
2009 - Artscope New England’s Culture Magazine (Boston Publishing House, LLC, Boston, MA/)
2005 - Ceramics Monthly (Ceramics Publications Company, Westerville, OH)

2011-2012 - Red (all-NewEngland juried art show), Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridige, MA
2011 - Workhouse National Ceramics Exhibition Workhouse Art Center, Lorton,VA
- A Community of Artists (all-New England juries art show), Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
2010-2011 - Annual Porcelain Cup Show Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV
2010 - Body Language, National Juried Art Show Bancroft Gallery, South Shore Art Center, Hingham, MA
- Clay West International, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT
2009 - SolepurposeII, Sellars Project Space, Denver, CO
- Northeast Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA (Juror: William Stover, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
- 2009 State of Clay, 2009, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA (Juror: Jim Lawton)
2008 - Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2008, New Hampshire Institute of Art,
Manchester, NH (Juror: Lucy Breslin)
- 2008 Lines into Shapes, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO
- 17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX (Juror: Anna Stanfield Harris)
- 2nd Biennial Concordia Continental, St. Paul, MN
2007 - 27th Annual July National Art Exhibition Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC (Juror: Doug Gray)
- Vessels 2007, Claymakers, Durham, NC (Juror: Susan Filley)
2006 - Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH (Juror: Mary Barringer)
- Sixth Annual Juried Cup Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH (Juror: Jason Hess)
2005 - 18th National Juried Art Exhibition, Mableton, GA (Juror: Robert Detamore)
- 25th Annual July National Art Exhibition, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, NC (Juror: Dan Finch)
- Jersey Shore National, Surf City, NJ (Juror: Peter Callas)
- ArtsWorcester Biennial 2005, The Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA (Juror: Nicholas Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum)
2004 - Cambridge Art Association National Prize Art Show Cambridge, MA (Juror: Robert Fitzpatrick, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)
- The State of Clay 2004 Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA (Juror: Peter Beasecker)
- 12th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster, PA (Juror: Susan Peterson)
- Art as Craft/Craft as Art, sponsored by ArtsWorcester, The Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA
- Vitrified Clay National: Form and Content, Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, TX (Jurors: Juan Granados and Von Venhuizen)
2003 - Raku Works, sponsored by Center City Contemporary Arts Providence City Hall, Providence, RI (Jurors: Ramon Camarillo and Warren Andrade)
- Clay 2003, The Saratoga Clay Company Hall’s Peppermill, Saratoga Springs, NY (Juror: Regis Brodie)
- Containment, SKH Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
- ArtsWorcester Biennial 2003, The Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA (Jurors:Wendy Tarlow Kaplan and Nan Freeman)
2002 - Raku Works, sponsored by Center City Contemporary Arts, The Arcade, Providence, RI (Juror: Ramon Camarillo)
- 2D/3D, (mixed media group show sponsored by Arts Worcester) The Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

1984-85 - Mozarteum Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Salzburg, Austria. Graduate study.
1976-80 - Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
1980 - B.A., cum laude, with Honors in Music

- June 2006 Advanced Workshop with Syd Carpenter, Haystack School, Deer Isle, ME
- October 2002 Raku Workshop with Ramon Camarillo, Providence, RI
- April 2001 Salt-firing workshop with Mark Shapiro, Worthington, MA
- October 2000 Raku workshop with Steve Branfman, Providence, RI
- Sept. 99-Aug. 02 Mudflat Studio, Somerville, MA

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