Susan Budge
Puncture Shield, 2016
Ceramic, 9.5 x 8 x 4 inches
Photos by Scott Cartwright


Longtime ceramist Susan Budge finds inspiration in mythology, illusions, and psychology. Her work allows her to balance concerns, celebrate the unknown, cherish a moment, and anticipate the surprises in life.

Creating work from clay, water, and fire, Susan creates sophistication through form and weight.This gorgeous sculpture, with its silver-like glaze, references ancient shield forms while maintaining a formal sense of modernity. The interlocking strips give a sense of pliability to a solid and unmoving form.