Status message

Your information has been submitted.

  Printer Friendly Version

Suzi Pleyte

Biography to Display: 

1935 Born The Hague, The Netherlands



1951 Universite de Lausanne, Switzerland

1958 Universita per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy

1959-1963 Language and Fine Arts, Georgia State University,

1964-1966 BFA and MFA University of Hawai’i

1967 Glass Blowing San Jose State University, San Jose State, California



1967 Artist-in-Residence, The Art Farm, Los Gatos, California



1953-1956 Dancer with Dutch Opera Ballet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1966-1971 Art Instructor, University of Hawai’i

1971-present Founder and President of Corporate Art, and Cricket Enterprises



Suzi Pleyte is most well known for her large ceramic murals installed in public spaces throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Her work is characterized by bright colors and shapes influenced by her Hawaiian surroundings.

No assignment was too large for her design team who together with Pleyte did a great deal of research before beginning a project. Pleyte moved to Hawai’i in 1964 and married Claude Horan also a ceramic artist.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawai’i


Bibliography to Display: 

Horan, Charles and Suzi Pleyte. Ceramics: Surface Decoration. Lincoln, NB: Hawai’i and Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, 1986.



Typical Marks
Date: 1964-1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Salt Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 16, 2019.