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Susan Tunick
Lot #108

Green Pastures, 2013

9 x 15 x 3"

My interest in architectural ceramics has led to a series of carved, handmade bricks which are glazed and grouped in various arrangements of 2, 3 or 4 bricks.

Artist's Bio:  Susan Tunick is an artist working in clay whose commissions include three outdoor sculptures for a property in Vermont (2010), Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station, Bayonne (2003), and murals in PS 222, Jackson Heights, Queens (2002). Her work has been featured in numerous books including Public Art for Public Schools, Michelle Cohen, (2009), Ceramics in the Environment, Janet Mansfield(2006), andAlong The Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Bill Ayres & Sandra Bloodworth(2006). She is also an artist working in clay whose commissions include three outdoor sculptures for a property in Vermont (2010), Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station, Bayonne (2003), and murals in PS 222, Jackson Heights, Queens (2002). Her work has been featured in numerous books including Public Art for Public Schools, Michelle Cohen, (2009), Ceramics in the Environment, Janet Mansfield(2006), andAlong The Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Bill Ayres & Sandra Bloodworth(2006). 

 

In addition, Susan is an authority on terra cotta and President of Friends of Terra Cotta. Among her publications are: Terra-Cotta Skyline(1997) which won that year’s New York Society Library Award: Best Book on NYC; PARIS and the Legacy of French Architectural Ceramics(1997); Terra Cotta...Don’t Take it for Granite(1995); and George & Edward Blum: Texture and Design in New York Apartment House Architecture(with A. S. Dolkart, 1993). She was guest curator for “Uncommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra Cotta Industry,” Middlesex County Museum (2002 – 2003). Susan’s work in the studio and in preservation has received various grants, as well as the Landmark Lion Award from Historic Districts Council (2018); the International Ceramics Award, presented by Ceramic Arts Foundation (1999) and the Tile Heritage Foundation Award (1997).

Artist's Website: susan@susantunick.com