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My Story


Hello!! I'm Susan Norcross, and I am the potter behind The Pottery Garden, a place for creating beautiful functional pots, as well as whimsical pieces just for the love of it! I've taken classes at Worcester Center for Crafts where I got my first fledgling lessons and a truly solid foundation. I was pleased to continue at Danforth Museum School and IS183 in the Berkshires, to refresh and renew my style, as well as to work on trying to create and perfect my own glazes. 

In the summer of 2018 I had the amazing opportunity to complete a 2 week

long seminar at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts under noted potter,

Michael Kline. There I was able to broaden my skills with inlay work and surface

decoration with wax resist, in a setting of such beauty to inspire creativity.


I am a teacher by inclination and temperament, and love to impart any part of my skill and enjoyment to both children and adults, and so enjoy seeing the spark of joy that creativity brings when first discovered. I offer a 3 session introductory class to ideally 1-2 aspiring potters to get their hands in clay and hopefully inspire a lifelong love of playing in clay!


In my vocational life, I'm a Physician Assistant in the surgical specialties, working and teaching locally. I am always surprised to find that the skills I had practiced over all those years in caring and examining patients, literally ‘seeing’ with my hands, translated in a wonderful way to the potter’s wheel. 

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