Susan DeMay is the 2022 recipient of an award given by her undergraduate university, Eckerd College.

Artist Talk by Susan DeMay '77The Jim Crane Art Alumni Award was created in memory of Jim Crane, a beloved Art professor at Eckerd College. It recognizes an alumna/us who has demonstrated significant achievements as an artist, leadership in visual arts education, and contributions to the creative arts.

In conjunction with being given the award, Susan gave a lecture at the Cobb Gallery on campus. The talk covered many stories of her youth leading to her entrance to the College, memories of her years in the Visual Arts Program and the Education program there, mention of the degrees that come after and highlights of the career that followed. The PowerPoint presentation included numerous images of her work through her life time as a developing and eventually successful artist.


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Off The Beaten Path
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October 29 ~ 31, 2021
Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour The best artist in Middle Tennessee open their studios to the public with demonstrations, guest artist, while offering you some of their best work...

Susan DeMay

Susan DeMay

Artist's Statement

Susan DeMay produces functional and decorative stoneware pottery and other artistic forms, such as wall works, sculptural vases, and tile projects. She maintains a studio, Made by deMay, in Smithville, Tennessee with the help a number of assistants. Her work includes a production line of tabletop wares as well as a series of art pieces. All clay work uses colorful glazes with a variety of surfaces, put together to create rich, expressive palettes and distinctive designs. Each series has evolved from many years of working with electric kilns fired to cone six.

Susan DeMay

Artist of the Month

Susan DeMay has been chosen at the Appalachian Center for Craft as the October Artist of the Month. During the month of October all of Susan's work is 15% off. This is great news for collectors of Susan DeMay's work and those starting their holiday shopping early.