Susie Stamm Andrews
Suzanne (Susie) Stamm Andrews is a lifetime resident of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. During her business career, she has always been a working artist, using various media and techniques such as painting, fabric and jewelry design. She first began working in clay while assisting in her husband’s clay classes in 1994. All of her work is hand built and one of a kind. In her early work, she began developing elegant and colorful forms influenced by her love of nature, flowers, whimsy and imagination. Her ability to work porcelain to such a seemingly delicate state would be remarkable in itself, if it were not for the fact that some of her works can achieve a very large size. Her designs range from bowl forms to wall hangings & masks, sculptural forms and finally figurines that we call “Critters,” and display great charm and humor. Many of Susie’s “Critters” have a seasonal theme to them from Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day and Easter.
Most works have multiple glazes on them, and many are multi-fired, in oxidation to cone 06 - 05, in an electric kiln.
“My goal has always been to express that which is inside of me. The inspiration for the work that I produce can come from any subject, which I happen upon. I am constantly awed, by the beauty of nature and its seemingly endless variety. This is what has influenced my bowl forms, and they have matured over the years from single, delicate bowls to complex, organic shapes and glazes. Since I love humor, satire and outrageous subjects, some of my works have grown to include whimsical creations expressed as masks, fish, corals, dragons, fairies, mermaids, and pirates. I treasure the holidays, so I also do pumpkins, ghosts & witches, Santa’s, and Easter Bunnies. Whatever I decide to do in the future, I will want to portray the marvelous beauty, humor and complexity there is in this world.”
• Susie has recently participated in the following juried art shows:
Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, Florida
Associated Artists Art Show, of Southport, North Carolina
Dysfunctional juried art show in Manitou Springs, Colorado
William Penn Charter School Juried Art Show in Philadelphia
Westmoreland Art Nationals at Westmoreland Community College
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
• In 1998 Susie’s work was published in The Ceramic Design Book, by
Lark Books (Asheville, North Carolina).
• Susie is a featured artist in the video series “Masters of Arts & Crafts,” produced by ON-LINE Communications of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.