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 http://www.susannahsalter.co.nz, @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 http://www.hamiltonpotterytools.co.nz and on Instagram and Facebook.
Susannah is teaching Painting from Life and Landscape in Oils on a Thursday.