The Goldmark Cultural Center is proud to present “Interactions”, a pop-up exhibition featuring new ceramic works by Goldmark artist Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen. “Interactions” is on display in the Goldmark Artists’ Showcase from 17 July 2023 until 30 July 2023, with an opening reception on Saturday, 22 July 2023 from 3.00 – 5.00pm. Susan will be present at the reception to respond to questions or comments about her work.

About the Exhibition

Interactions. Between heat, glazes, forms, layers and colors. Geometric forms are abstracted by layers of glaze and color, creating graffiti-like surfaces. The results are unpredictable and organic.

I have been an artist for more than 30 years, but I usually worked in two dimensions— photography and graphic design. Both mediums tend to be very precise and ordered. Recently I have started working in clay. It has been an exciting challenge to expand from two to three dimensions, and from the controlled nature of photography and graphic design into the more serendipitous character of working with mud and fire.

With clay, my hands interact directly with the material, and my mind responds to the unpredictable organic results the process offers me. My process is to create forms that are reminiscent of geometric shapes that interact with chemical and physical interactions between materials, forms, layers, and heat.

-Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen