The Pottery Garden Handmade Pottery
Susan Norcross is the potter behind The Pottery Garden, a place for creating beautiful functional pots, as well as whimsical pieces just for the love of it. She has taken classes at Worcester Center for Crafts where she got her first lessons and a solid foundation. Continuing at Danforth Museum School and IS183 in the Berkshires, to refresh and renew her style, as well as to refine her own glazes.
In the summer of 2018 she had the amazing opportunity to complete a 2 week long seminar at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts under noted potter, Michael Kline. There she broadened her skills with inlay work and surface decoration with wax resist, in a setting of such beauty to inspire creativity.
She is a teacher by inclination and temperament, and loves to impart any part of her skill and enjoyment to both children and adults, and see the spark of joy that creativity brings when first discovered. She offers a 3 session introductory class to 2-3 aspiring potters to get their hands in clay and inspire a lifelong love of playing in clay.
In her vocational life, she is a Physician Assistant in the surgical specialties, working and teaching locally. She was surprised to find that the skills she had employed for all those years in caring and examining patients, literally ‘seeing’ with her hands, translated in a wonderful way to the potter’s wheel.