Susan Gallagher, Ceramic Artist
SMG Icon Ceramics 540 East 105th street Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Susan Gallagher has created with clay for more than thirty-five years. After establishing an active studio and teaching for many years, she returned to school in 1987. She attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she graduated in 1991 with a BFA in Ceramics, with minors in Sculpture and Fiber. In 1994, Susan established a new studio (SMG Icon Ceramics) in Cleveland,. She has taught ceramics, in such diverse venues as, the University of Akron, Cuyahoga Community College. She now teaches at Clayworks Pottery Cooperative and Beck Center for the Arts. She has given many workshops and participated in workshops at Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts as a technical assistant. In 1999, Susan was selected as an Artist in Residence by the Ohio Arts Council’s Art in Education Program. She has traveled around the State of Ohio sharing her love of nature and clay with teachers, students and parents. Susan exhibits her work regionally, currently showing her work at River Gallery, Rocky River, Ohio, Uncommon Objects, in Oberlin, Ohio and Heights Arts Gallery, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Since 2006, Susan has been the Associate Director of Visual Arts Education at Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio.