Susan Schultz


Susan Schultz was born in Springfield, Illinois. She received a B.F.A. from the College of the Dayton Art Institute. She lives and works in the small coastal towns of Stonington, Connecticut and Westport, Massachusetts. Her daily walks and what she collects along the shoreline influence her work.

She is the past recipient of a University of Rhode Island Visual Arts Sea Grant and a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship.  She has participated in artist residencies in the US, France, and Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include the Ogunquit Museum of Art, and the University of Connecticut.

Susan’s current work relates to the ocean and the environment.  She visited European and eastern U.S. beaches and collected natural and man-made objects. She transformed these objects, using porcelain, into three dimensional still lifes, specific to a time and place.  

Dedee Shattuck Gallery Exhibits: 

Small Works, 2013

Small Works, 2012

Sea, Shore, Sky and Ice: Susan Schultz and Nicholas Whitman, 2012


 Additional works available, to inquire about works, please email or call 508.636.4177




BFA   College of the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio


2009    Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts-fully funded residency

2006    Connecticut Commission on the Arts-Individual Artist Fellowship

2005    Visual Arts Program of Sea Grant, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

2005    Award for ceramic sculpture, Gallery International, Baltimore, Maryland

2005    Award for ceramic sculpture, Craft USA 2005, Silvermine Art Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut

1974    Purchase award for sculpture, The All Ohio Painting and Sculpture Biennial

Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio


2012    A.I.R Vallauris, Vallauris, France

2012    Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana

2011    Francesconi Ceramiche, Pietrasanta, Italy

2009    Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2008    Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, Venice, Italy

2006    A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France


1988-2001       Designed a line of high relief tiles carried in showrooms on the East Coast.

Commissions for custom tile murals for residences


Ceramic Sculpture, Lark Books, 2011

500 Ceramic Sculptures by Glen Brown-2009

NCECA Clay National catalog, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, Kentucky,  2007

“Footprints in the Sand”, The Stonington Times, March 30, 2006

NCECA Clay National catalog, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005

“NCECA Clay National”, photograph, Clay Times, March/April 2005

“Schultz Captures Frozen Moment with Ceramics” by James Montford, Norwich Bulletin, November 12, 2004




2012                Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts

2011                Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine

2010                University of Connecticut, Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut

2006                Natures Mortes, Gallerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France

2006                Mitchell College, New London, Connecticut

2005                University of Connecticut, Avery Point, Groton, Connecticut


2012                Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        Seeing the Sea, Hale House, Matunuck, Rhode Island

                        Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana

                        A.I.R. Vallauris, Vallauris, France

2011                Fresh Figurines, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Inhabited Porcelain, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2010                NCECA exhibition, Flotsam + Jetsam Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        White, Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2009                All Together Now: Sets, Groups, Themes, Aggregates, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan

                        Spoon It, Fork It, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

                        Juried Alumni Exhibition, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

                        Relating to Blue, Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France

2008                Lost and Found, Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, Hartford, Connecticut    

San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, Texas

                         Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

                        Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut

                        Connections, Fine Arts Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, New York

2007                Red, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

                        Small Art Objects 2007, Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France-juror and exhibitor

L’Art Tisse-Arotheque, Valbonne, France

                        A.I.R. Prends l’Air, Au Lavoir de Mougins ,Mougin, France

NCECA Clay National, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville,Kentucky

                  Retrospective 2006, Gallerie Aqui Ben Siam, Vallauris, France

                  Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, Connecticut               

2006                Natural Instincts, Erickson-Davis Gallery, Ivoryton, Connecticut

                        An Extravagance of Salt and Pepper, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

Viewpoint Ceramics, Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, California

Three person invitational exhibit, Mystic Art Center, Mystic, Connecticut

NCECA Clay National, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland

Ceramic Competition, Gallery International, Baltimore Maryland

North American Clay 2005, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut

Ceramic Invitational 2005, Texas A & M University, Commerce, Texas

Craft USA 2005, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut        

2002                Genus Species, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

1982 & 1978    Syracuse Biennials, Everson Museum, Syracuse New York

1981                Color and Clay, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Hamilton College Invitational, Clinton, New York

1976                All-Ohio Painting and Sculpture Biennial, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio

1974                Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio      |      508. 636. 4177      |      1 Partners' Lane, Westport, MA 02790      |      W - Sat, 10 - 5, Sun 12 - 5