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Susan Richards · 1d ago

Ashville, North Carolina - I never thought of it as a pit stop...

Our whole road trip's schedule got messed up on day two, by a rutting deer leaping into the passenger side of our car in a suicidal frenzy.  Fortunately, we were unhurt and the car was still...
Susan Richards · 2W ago

Asleep in the Deep: many ways to use clay!

Asleep in the Deep is my first experiment in combining clay monoprints with clay sculpture.  Here I have covered the wooden box with a clay monoprint.  The mermaid, who represents a deep dre...
Susan Richards · 1M ago

On the Trail of Violet Oakley

I love this selfie together with Violet Oakley's "Eve at the Feet of Mary", a proposal for a fountain, 1945-49.  It is one of her many wonderful drawings in charcoal and white chalk on brown...
Susan Richards · 1M ago

It was a Dream and a Vision, and now a Reality!

Jesse White and I are at the opening reception of "Clay Monoprints:  Dreams, Visions, and Alternate Realities - An Exhibit of Works by Susan Richards".  Jesse is the Director of Arts and Spi...
Susan Richards · 2M ago

Clay Monoprinting in the Wilderness

The Craft School Experience:  Having a total immersion art-making marathon with nationally recognized teachers, in the middle of nowhere.  The best kind of summer camp for adults!  Peters Va...
Susan Richards · 2M ago

Awake and in my dreams, making clay monoprints

Hamsa was my last print of the day at Mitch Lyons Open Studio yesterday.  I am grateful I live only an hour and a half away from the guy who discovered, explored, and elaborated clay monopri...
Susan Richards · 3M ago

Queer Glass Exhibit!

We went to the National Liberty Museum to see the nation's first glass exhibit by members of the LGBTQ+ community, which was a unique experience.  The complete serendipity was visiting the N...
Susan Richards · 3M ago

Francisco Goya: an artist for the 21st Century

Living from 1746 until 1828, Goya had one foot in the 18th century, one foot in the 19th century, and one foot in the 21st century.  The etching and aquatint above is called Bury Them and Ke...
Susan Richards · 3M ago

"Conversation": a ceramic mixed-media assemblage

They look like real seed pods.  They are ceramic!  I made then from real seed pods.  First the pods are dipped in paper clay slip.  The natural material itself burns out in the kiln, leaving...
Susan Richards · 3M ago

Gratitude: A new story plate

This is my recently finished story plate, titled Gratitude.  The silkscreened image is from a photograph I took when the Philadelphia Museum of Art re-opened its Eastern wing.  The silkscree...