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Susan Stark-Johnson

Susan Stark-Johnson

Artist
Profile Location
Des Moines , IA
Biography

Susan Stark-Johnson was born and raised in Arizona. After college, she taught Junior High Ceramics and Theatre in Mesa, Arizona and obtained her 300 hour Yoga teacher certification from the Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts.  In 2009 she moved to Nebraska to be a ceramics resident at the LUX Center for the Arts. She spent two years as an artist-in-residence at the LUX before moving to Colorado for a year where she continued her studio practice out of the Northern Colorado Potter’s Guild. In 2012 she returned to Nebraska to serve as the gallery director for the LUX Center for the Arts until 2014, at which time she decided to focus her attention once more upon her art.

Artist Statement

I am interested in creating beautiful objects for people to use in their everyday lives.   I am personally intrigued by Islamic art, Indian textiles, and the sublime beauty of nature and find inspiration in these for my surface decoration. 

I am fascinated by techniques that allow me to pair bare clay with glazed clay.  I seek these results by creating raised designs with intaglio cut pressed slabs and/or by masking the clay with wax resist.  A passion for clay itself drives me to incorporate its raw beauty into my highly decorative surface designs, and  I am additionally delighted by the tactile experience that the texture of the exposed clay conveys while the piece is in use. 

My forms are functional, because my work is completed when it brings a sense of the sacred and fosters an experience of beauty and transcendence in its use.

 

Medium
Ceramics
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
Nov
06
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
Jim Aden
Kristine Allphin
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Nolan Baumgartner
Margaret Berry
Ashley Buchanan
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Kelly Cook
Austin Coudriet
Lindsey Day
John Dennison
Amanda Durig
Robin Erfe
Lynette Fast
Allie Feezell
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Barbara Greving
Luke Huling
Mike Jabbur
Sarah Jentsch
Lauren Karle
Anthony Park Kascak
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Margie Magnuson
Susan McGilvrey
Andrew McIntyre
Nicole McLaughlin
Bri Murphy
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Teddy Osei
Brent Pafford
Cathy Patterson
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Chanakarn Semachai (Punch)
Annie Sinton
Susan Stark-Johnson
April Stevenson
Evan Stoler
Dan Terpstra
James Tingey
Lisa Truax
Sara Truman
Kat Wiese
Kate Marotz
Max Reis
Nov
05
11/5/21 to 12/24/21
Multiple Mediums
Brett Anderson
Owen Buffington
Matt Bukrey
Anne Burton
Jordan Buschur
Neil Celani
Heather Jo Davis
Lindsey Day
Matthew Dercole
Amanda Durig
Katelyn Farneth
Gerit Grimm
PJ Hargraves
Luke Huling
Anthony Park Kascak
G.V. Kelley
Brian Kluge
Michael Ian Larsen
Julia Leggent
Elise Loomis
Jon Love
Bartholomew Lynch
Kristen Martincic
Bri Murphy
Nathan Murray
Liana Owad
McKenzie Phelps
Jason Piccoli
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Kate Running
Bill Shaffer
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Cody Weber
Taylor Woolwine
Mar
04
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums

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