When creating one of her people, Susan first shapes the basic form and then goes back to add the expression, details, and textures. Once finished, the pieces are low fired, and then they are painted with different glazes that bring out those details and enhance contrast without taking away from the natural color of the clay. Check out her website here.
“With my pieces, I try to create some of the things that entertain me so much. I want to make those ideas and feelings a little more permanent so that I can share them with other folks. My sculpture is basically about comfort. My people are always comfortable where they are, and they are pleased with what’s happening around them. They find peace in their music, religion, the people they love, and the simple things they love to do. Each little soulful character has an important story to tell, and I hope other people can look at them and find some connection.” -Susan Clayton