Susan Gold

Susan Gold first experienced clay from the vantage point of her mother’s lap. A ceramicist, who received training at Chicago’s Art Institute, Alfred University, and Henry Street Settlement House, her mother, Annette, gave classes for neighborhood children.

Susan became enamored of the wheel while attending the School of Art and Architecture at Cornell University in the 1960s. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she went on to study at Alfred University with Daniel Rhodes. For the last 20 years she has been pursuing her interest in clay at the Sharon Art Studio in San Francisco where she is an instructor. Her interest in classical shapes and glazes has taken her to Japan and China where she visited numerous studios and museums.

Working at Sharon Art Studio has given her access to a variety of clays and glazes not within the reach of most ceramicists in private studios. Interacting with instructors and students across disciplines has enriched her work and nurtured a deep exploration of the possibilities of this ancient craft. You can view her work at