This six week workshop will focus on hand building. Suzanne will demonstrate building with coils and the development of the form from the interior and exterior.
She will also demonstrate glazing techniques, incorporating painterly and graphic techniques, sgraffito, image transfer, cold wax and illustration.
With a focus on the narrative, you will be exploring creating work using storytelling and personal experience. The instruction will be individual as Suzanne supports you in developing your personal narrative voice.
Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm, Begins February 27th
All Skill Levels
Suzanne Long studied Illustration and Graphic Design and began her career in New York working as a freelance Illustrator and Production Artist. She moved to the Bay Area in 1991 and then transitioned from commercial work to fine art. She has been a sculptor since 1996 and her work has been featured in publications and throughout the country in many fine art galleries and juried art shows.
My work is about memory, adding a visual narrative to my thoughts. My work is about melancholy and humor, politics and storytelling. Sometimes I don't know what my work is about, I just have a compulsion to make it. I let my hands lead, other times my mind. I like to work in series, a season of work, making the same piece over and over, like picking out the notes on a piano, practicing. I repeat it again and again until it is a part of me, then I can release the concept, with some understanding of it. My work teaches me who I am, it defines the edges for a time, then my focus changes and my work becomes something else. It answers a question for me; it poses a question to me.