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Suzanne Graham Storer

Biography to Display: 

1948 Born Portland, Oregon


1971 BFA California College of the Arts, Oakland, California


1998 Treasurer, Utah Designer Craftsmen, Park City, Utah

2001 Founder and Board Member of Clay Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah

2009 Community Life Drawing Coordinator, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

1993—Ceramic Artist


2012 Visiting Artist Residency, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


Suzanne Storer makes hand built ceramic wall pieces, figurative sculpture, and portrait plates.

Her figurative sculpture and portrait plates start with drawing from life followed by creating a high relief sculpture. Her portrait plates are usually 19”diameter x 2” high. Storer uses terra sigillata surface technique often covering each plate with up to ten coats followed by brushwork and sgraffito. She often uses dental tools to make the fine lines of her surface decoration. Storer considers Akio Takamori a major influence on her work. Storer’s wall sculptures vary in size but all start from drawing on the slab. The surface treatment can vary from terra sigillata, ceramic stain, acrylic paint to various glazes.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden, Utah

St. George Museum of Fine Art, Saint George, Utah

Weber County Library, Ogden, Utah


Bibliography to Display: 

Triplett, Kathy. Handbuilt Ceramics: Pinching, Coiling, Extruding, Molding, Slip Casting, Slab Work. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2000.




Typical Marks
Alec, My Son
Date: 2012
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab-Built, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 1, 2019.