Susan O'Hanlon


Ceramicist Susan O’Hanlon is a full-time Studio Potter living, working and teaching in Downingtown, PA. Her work has won several local and regional awards, including the Wayne Art Center Craft Award. She is elbow deep in love with all things clay, and she makes both functional and decorative pots purposefully designed and exquisitely handcrafted to artistically blend form, function and aesthetics. The wheel is her happy place, so most of her work begins there. After forming, Susan breathes life into her creations with a variety of altering, surface decoration, glazing and firing techniques. A bit of a glaze guru, she mixes her own glazes and is constantly experimenting with application, firing and cooling variations to enhance the character of her work. Currently, Susan is working to develop some complex surface decorating techniques while exploring the realm of atmospheric and outdoor firings. Follow Susan on social media @SusanOHanlonPottery to see her constantly evolving line of work as she plays in mud with endless curiosity and joyful abandon.