WSA Tutor: Susannah Salter

I am an artist working from my home in rural Waikato in New Zealand.  I draw, paint with oils, acrylics and watercolours, and sculpt, hand-build and throw clay on the wheel. My artwork is on, @susannahsalter on Instagram and @susannahsalterfineart on Facebook. I was born in the countryside, in the Midlands; slap-bang in the centre of England, and lived in London, Hove and Derby in the UK, until 2011, when my family and I had the good fortune to move to New Zealand. I have been making art of various kinds since I was old enough to hold a paintbrush. I have a BA Hons in Theatre Design: Costume Design from Wimbledon School of Art in London. This led to some interesting TV and film work but I eventually found my niche doing communications and graphic design for a national UK disability charity.  This became my career until I had children, when I chose to stay home to raise them and then to make art. I am now the Diploma Supervisor at Waikato Society of Potters in Hamilton, where I organise the Studio Practice element of the NZ Diploma in Ceramic Art, by distance learning, in partnership with Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. I have taught pottery at Waikato Society of Potters, and art generally to children and adults at various schools and organisations in the region. I also own Hamilton Pottery Tools, which is an online retailer of pottery tools from all over the world. Find them at and on Instagram and Facebook. Susannah is teaching Painting from Life and Landscape in Oils on a Thursday.

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