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Suzanne Kane

Biography to Display: 


1980    BFA Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1998    MFA New Mexico State University, Las Cruses, New Mexico


2009    Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana



Suzanne Kane is known for desert botanical mixed media sculptures inspired by the flora and fauna of the desert in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The work is mixed media, employing clay and steel.

Kane builds the  desert botanical sculptures with commercial stoneware. To achieve both smooth and textured surfaces underglaze color and mid-fire glazes are used. Welded steel is used as a structure to create the overall form of the large scale sculptures with ceramic flowers and leaves appearing to be organically attached. Kane works on large sculptures, sometimes at  monumental scale, for both public and private spaces. Her work can be seen in the landscape of the desert and in architectural settings.

In 2018, Kane was profiled by her local PBS station, where they interviewed her about her studio work and life in Las Cruces, which can be found here: .




Bibliography to Display: 

Garriot-Stejskal, Richard. “Suzanne Kane.” Ceramics Monthly, December 2001.




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks

Suzanne Kane often with the date.

Simple Gift Box with Lid
Date: 2001
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Dimensions: 2.3 x 0.9 x 6.5 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.443
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift of The American Ceramic Society, 2004.2.443

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified May 2, 2023.