SUSAN FOLWELL (SANTA CLARA)
Susan Folwell comes from a long line of potters with her mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, cousins, aunts and uncles all having worked in clay. “I was very lucky to come from an extended family of innovators, so not only do I have Pueblo traditions with me, I learned by example to experiment and push the boundaries of my creativity,” Folwell says.
That creativity shines through in some of her most recent pots that were inspired by a move to Taos, New Mexico, with her husband, Davison, a few years ago. “I’ve been exploring and interpreting the works of Walter Ufer, Buck Dunton and other members of the Taos Society of Artists,” she explains, adding that these artists were inspired by the landscape, light and people of northern New Mexico.