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Susan Beiner, Susan B. Beiner

Biography to Display: 

1962Born

EDUCATION

1985BFA Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey

1993MFA University of Michigan School of Art, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1994-2000Adjunct Faculty, College for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit, Michigan

2000-2005Associate Professor, Ceramic Department, California State University, San Bernardino, California

2006Associate Professor, Ceramic Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1997John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Arts/Industry program, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

1999Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, New Castle, Maine

2002Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2003International Ceramic Center, Guldagergard, Skaelskor, Denmark

2004Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2005–2006The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Susan Beiner’s work has grown from her interest in 18th century European porcelains. She began to render their elegantly painted surfaces in three dimensional layers of encrusted form and color. The result is opulent pieces with surfaces covered with shells or nuts and bolts and other natural and man-made objects that Beiner uses to explore the relationship between these increasingly disparate realms. The pieces she attaches are porcelain cast from molds she makes using the actual objects as well as non-ceramic elements created to her specifications. Beiner’s work with domestic scale vessels gradually grew to include sculpture, large conceptual ceramics and mixed-media installations.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

Danmarks Keramikmuseum, Guldagergard, Denmark

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Zoo, Nautilus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California

Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen, China

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Princessehof Kerameiki Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Renault, Corporate Design Techno Centre, Paris, France

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

Southern Illinois University Museum, Carbondale, Illinois

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

XL Screw Corporation, Wheeling, Illinois

Yixing Ceramics Museum, Yixing, China

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Adamson, Glen and Davira Taragin.  Tea Anyone? The Donna Moog Collection. Racine, Wisconsin: Racine Art Museum, 2006.

Brown, Glen, curator. 500 Sculptures. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2008.

Burkett, Richard, Curator. Masters of Porcelain. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2008.

Clark, Garth.  The Artful Teapot. New York, New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2006.

Cooper, Emmanuel. Contemporary Ceramics. London, England: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2009.

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed.  Madison, Wisconsin: Guild Publishing, 2006.

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Rizzoli International, 2006.

Mackey, Maureen. Experience Clay.  Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, 2006.

Mathieu, Paul.  Sexpots. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Meilach, Dona. Teapots: Makers and Collectors. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Books, 2005.

Ostermann, Matthias.  The Ceramic Surface.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.

Peltier, Yves. Biennale Internationale Creation Contemporaine et Ceramique.  France:  Somogy Editions d'Art, 2010.

Piepenburg, Robert. The Spirit of Clay Revised Edition. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Pebble Press, 2006.

Sikes, Toni Fountain. The Best of New Ceramic Art. Madison, Wisconsin: Guild Publishing, 2006.

Sweet, Marvin.  The Yixing Effect: Echoes of a Chinese Scholar.  BeijingChina: Foreign Languages Press, 2006.

Taylor, Louisa. Ceramics Bible: The Complete Guide to Materials and Techniques.  San Francisco: California: Chronicle Books, 2011.

Tourtillott, Suzanne. 500 Bowls. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2006.

Tourtillott, Suzanne. 500 Cups. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2006.

Triplett, Kathy.  500 Teapots.  Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2006.

Trumpie, Ank. Deliciously Decadent - Dinner Services of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Princessehof Leewarden, Netherlands: 010 Publishers, 2006.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

Website: susanbeinerceramics.com

Artist's Studio: Susan Beiner Ceramics

 

Typical Marks

"Beiner" inscribed into clay or signed with underglaze pencil.

Sculpture
Date: ca. 2000
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Synthetic Reality
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Serving Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built, Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Pink Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup and Saucer
Form: Cup and Saucer
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built, Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 16, 2016. http://themarksproject.org/marks/beiner