Suzanne is a native of The Gambia, in West Africa. She first immigrated to the United States in 1992 to obtain her University degree in Biology. There she met her Canadian husband from Nova Scotia and immigrated a second time to Canada in 1997, first to Halifax, then Ottawa and finally to Deep River.
Suzanne has always been interested in art. She is a very tactile person. She loves to draw in her spare time and has always been interested in pottery but never had the opportunity to pursue it. She was very pleasantly surprised, upon moving to Deep River 16 years ago, to find that it has its very own Potters’ Guild. However, busy raising two young daughters at the time, it wasn’t until 5 years ago that she had the opportunity to join the Potters’ guild and began taking lessons. It was love from the very beginning. The moment her fingers touched the wet clay she knew, and she hasn’t looked back since.
Suzanne works mostly in stoneware. She both throws on the wheel and does a large amount of hand building. She dabbles in decorative pieces, but her creations are mostly functional pots, which she brings to life with a bit of pizazz and whimsy!
Suzanne joined the Valley Artisan’ Coop in October 2019.