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Born and raised in upstate New York, Susan Bach is the daughter of eminent wildlife artist, Tom Beecham. This factor combined with growing up in the beautiful NY countryside has had a major influence on Ms. Bach's work and choice of subject matter today.
Working with a traditional craftsman's material, clay, in a non traditional way, Ms. Bach creates highly patterned, decorative vessels and sculptures. Each piece is fashioned from white earthenware or terra cotta and finished with lustrous glazes. Occasionally, over glaze transfers or 22K gold leaf is added to complete the work. Every piece is original and one-of-a-kind.
Ms. Bach has exhibited in galleries, museums and art exhibitions throughout the country. Her work is in many private and corporate collections as well as the permanent collections of the City of Orlando, Valencia Community College and the Maitland Art Center.
Ms. Bach teaches private hand building and wheel classes at McRae Art Studios as well as classes in hand building, surface design and mold making at The Pottery Studio, www.cityoforlando.net/pottery and at the Maitland Art Center, www.maitlandartcenter.org.
Ms. Bach has been a resident of Orlando, Florida for 35 years. She and her husband, landscape and mural artist Stephen Bach, both attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. They maintain studios at The McRae Art Studios in Winter Park and at their home in Downtown Orlando's Lake Cherokee Historic District. They live with their 22 year old daughter, two cats and five goldfish.