Susie Ryan is a ceramic artist producing functional and decorative pottery and handmade tiles. Many of her designs are inspired by plant forms and by textures and patterns observed in nature. Pieces are made from white stoneware clay and decorated with stains, oxides, underglazes, and/or glazes. Many pieces are hand carved. All are one of a kind.
Susie is a graduate of Eureka College, with majors in art and elementary education. She earned a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois in Art Education. Susie taught in the North Pekin -Marquette Heights School District for 8 years and taught art at Metamora Grade School in Metamora, IL until 2005.
As a member of Illinois Artisans Program, her work is sold in galleries in Chicago, Springfield, Rend Lake, and Dickson Mounds. She also sells at The Art Guild and at local fine arts fairs.