Susan Nichol

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I am a self-taught full time potter living steps away from Lake Huron in the Township of Huron-Kinloss, Ontario, Canada.

In my home studio I make functional and practical slab built pottery.
My days are spent making pieces and exploring, experimenting and expanding my knowledge of clay and decoration.

I love what I do and look forward to getting in to my studio every day. My family gave me pottery lessons for my birthday in 2003.  I found the process of throwing on the wheel daunting to say the least, frustrating and aggravating is more the reality. I will be forever grateful to my instructor and mentor for handing me a rolling pin and saying that there was more than one way to make a pot. I have been experimenting and exploring with clay and the process of hand building ever since.

My interest lies in making mainly functional pottery. Each piece has its own energy and personality and at its core it has to have a practical purpose.  Applying decoration with coloured slips, carving, and glaze are all done with the intention of enhancing the work and bringing joy to me and the owner. The Art Deco period, antique door knobs, old quilt and embroidery patterns, abstract art and the natural world around us are the inspirations for my work.
My work may be purchased from my studio, a gallery and select local stores.