“My art stems from my innate desire to make connection with my fellow human beings,” says ceramicist Suzanne Storer. Working out of her Ogden studio, the potter turned sculptor creates uniquely definitive and characteristic wall sculpture. The line drawings that had previously graced her platters and functional pottery have become fully-rounded sculpture, to be viewed in the round or as high relief wall pieces. This move into the third-dimension has not, however, lessened her interest in the human qualities that energized the paintings on her ceramics. “Like a lot of artists,” she says, “I work alone in my studio and it’s very isolating. Maybe I work with the figure to be closer to other people. Certainly drawing a nude model is a very intimate thing to do. And after intently looking at the person for 3 hours, they almost always appear beautiful to me—no matter what they look like. I believe in beauty and I like for it to get its due—especially people. People talk about inner and outer beauty. I can’t distinguish the two. It’s all one to me.”
Read the article in the December 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.
Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.