FEATURED ARTIST at The Frist Center Gift Shop:

Nashville, Tennessee

On The Edges

Work from her various series has been exhibited in numerous galleries. Abstractions, repeated patterns, and storybook narratives reveal many sources of inspiration. Modern paintings inspire color schemes and balanced compositions; quilts inspire specific designs and rich color combinations; blown glass inspires decorative shapes and fluid surfaces; nature inspires intriguing effects; and personal experiences inspire colorful images that can point to social issues.

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Off The Beaten Path
Studio Tour

October 23rd ~ 25th, 2015
The best artist in Middle Tennessee open their studios to the public with demonstrations, guest artist, while offering you some of their best work...

Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour

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.


Commissioned Work