Susan Rowland (1940 - 2019)
Estate stamp provided for signature. High fired glazed stoneware.
Rowland drew inspiration from her explorations of Shanghai, Tunisia and other cities with ancient histories of handmade stoneware. In a museum display of Carthaginian artifacts, Rowland encountered the calligraphic beauty of Islamic pottery.
Created from the artist’s distinctive formal vocabularies of gestural abstraction, drawing, and collage, Rowland’s sensual and sensitive vessels and figures operate as both functional objects and potent metaphors of the tensions between the visceral and the visionary.