Cunningham Gallery

Unearthed Series Small Vase - Suzanne Wang Ceramics

$195.00 USD

Unearthed Series Small Vase, by Suzanne Wang Ceramics

7" high x 5" diameter

Hand-crafted, fired clay.

Suzanne Wang was born in Taiwan and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She developed a passion for ceramics as a teenager, and studied drama with an emphasis in theater scene design from San Francisco State University. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, NY.

Wang’s experience includes professional scene design in New York and San Francisco, as well as product development for giftware and home decor firms in Hong Kong and China. She has traveled to multiple tea-growing regions in Asia while working for a small tea company, deepening her appreciation and understanding of tea culture which is reflected in her clay forms.

In 2017, she became the first female and Western potter to complete a one-year apprenticeship in Mashiko, Japan with master potter Ken Matsuzaki. Wang currently lives and works from her home studio in rural Hakalau, on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.

"I’m deeply aware of the connection between maker, object and user. Living on Hawaiʻi island, nature feeds my creativity. I’m moved by the complexities of our multicultural fabric and how it’s woven into the land. This exploration is carried into the clay, where I celebrate an East Asian aesthetic alongside the beauty of imperfection. Passionate about form and texture, I am drawn to primordial and abstract shapes to create timeless vessels that evoke a story and tap into another world."

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