Susan Parrish Art


Susan Farrar Parrish






Susan Parrish worked in clay for 30 years, spending the first 20 perfecting her craftsmanship while making and selling functional wheel-thrown pottery. The last ten years have been spent re-inventing her work in clay and craft as art.  Parrish has now left clay behind as she delves into other new and exciting mediums - concrete and metal (welding), found objects and mixed media.


Selected Private and Corporate Collections

Kamm Teapot Foundation and Museum - 15 pieces added to their collection from 2010 and 2014 

Glaxo Wellcome, Raleigh, North, Carolina 

SAS Institute, Cary, North Carolina

The Lord Corporation, Cary, North Carolina

Past Governor of Georgia



Humor in Craft by Bridgette Martin

500 Platters, by Lark Press                                                                      

Surface Design, by Lark Press

Ceramics Today, by Schiffer Publishing

American Craft, February, 2007

Making and Installing Handmade Tiles by Angelica  Pozo, 2005

Niche Magazine, February 2014

Niche Magazine, February 2012

Craft Report, April, 2004

Ceramics Monthly, Profile, “Creative Rebellion”,  February, 2004

Ceramic Monthly, June, 2003

Clay Times, May-June, 2003

Pottery Making Illustrated, May, 2003

500 Bowls (Spring 2003) by Lark Press

500 Teapots (Fall 2002), Kathy Triplett

NC Potters, Joanna M. Ritchie, 1995





Teapots! Invitational, Morgan Glass Contemporary Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



National Teapot Show IX, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC

On the Road Again, 25th annual teapot show, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago, Il

New works - Roundabout Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Fayetteville Arts Council - Gender Roles, Raleigh, NC

Village Art Circle - Earth Day Solo Show, Celebration and Demo

Pop-Up Art Show,  Raleigh NC

Fayetteville Arts Council - Found Object Art, Fayetteville, NC



Niche Award Finalist in Recycled art category for 2014 Awards

Go Figure, Figments Gallery, Wilmington, NC

The Game of Politics, solo show at Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Connections, Invitational show at Meredith College, Gaddy Gallery, Raleigh, NC

On the Road Again, 24th Annual Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago, IL



Niche Award Show, Philadelphia,  PA - WINNER OF the 2012 Niche Award

     for Recycled Art catergory

The Teapot, Redefined, 2012, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA

Collecting Thoughts, solo show at River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

LOL, Humor in Craft, Grovewood Gallery,  Asheville, NC

Found,  juried show at  VAE, Raleigh, NC

On the Road Again, 23st Annual Teapot Show, Chiaroscuro Gallery,  

    Chicago,  IL

Body and Soul, juried show at Frank, Chapel Hlll, NC

Small Works, juried show at Cary Gallery



Systems Failure, Juried show at The Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory,  

    Alexandria, VA

Spare Parts, Juried show at The Renaissance Center, Dickson,TN

    On the Road Again, 22st Annual Teapot Show, Juried show at Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago,  IL

National Teapot Show VIII, Invitational show at Cedar Creek Gallery,    

    Creedmoor, NC

New Works, Artspace Gallery 1, Raleigh NC -2nd place winner

Tea Time, Invitational show at NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC

Boxed In, Invitational show at The Collector’s Gallery, Raleigh NC

54th National Juried Show, Imperial Art Centre, Rocky Mount, NC



Teapots! Fourth Invitational, National Teapot Show,  Morgan Contemporary

   Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

On the Road Again, 21st Annual Teapot show, Chiaroscuro Gallery,

   Chicago, Illinois

First Prize - The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach,


Geometrics, Award of Distinction, Still Point Contemporary Gallery, Maine

2010 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Meymandi Concert Hall Lobby,

   Raleigh, North Carolina

Through the Looking Glass, three person show, Artspace Gallery, Artspace,

   Raleigh, North Carolina

New Works, Third Place Award, Gallery I at Artspace, Raleigh, North


National Juried Art Exhibition, Imperial Art Centre, Rocky Mount, NC

2010 Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Artspace, Raleigh, NC



Creation Cries, Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina

Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Road Show, Visual Art Exhange, Raleigh, North Carolina



National Teapot Triennial, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina

Teapots in Paradise, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Paradise City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Coconut Grove, Art in the Grove, Miami, Florida



Teapots! Invitational, Morgan Glass Contemporary Gallery, Pittsburgh,


Five-Person Teapot Show, Craftsman House Gallery, St. Pete, Florida

100 Teapots, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

Protecting the Places You Love, Long View Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina

Grand Opening Show, Haven Gallery, Austin, Texas

Baltimore ACC, Wholesale-Retail show, Baltimore Maryland

Expressions in 2 Languages, Pottery & Paintings, Up-front Gallery,

   Artspace, Raleigh, NC



Functional Fine Art and Craft Show, National Juried Show, Raleigh, North Carolina

Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky

PS:Gallery, Columbia Missouri

Theatre Art Gallery, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Red House Gallery, New Works, Dubuque, Iowa



Christmas Show, Museum of Art and Craft, Lousville, Kentucky

Solo Show, Sizl Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina

Solo Show, Red House Gallery, Spring Show, Dubuque, Iowa

Through Women’s Eyes, The Women’s Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

National Teapot Trienniel, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina



Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

Landscapes of North Carolina, City Art Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina

32nd Annual competition for NC Artists, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC      

Christmas Show, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, Kentucky



Solo Show, City Art Gallery, Greenville, North Carolina

Solo Show, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina

The Artists of Raleigh, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North


Solo Show, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Functional Fine Art and Craft, National Juried Show, Artspace, Raleigh,

   North Carolina



National Teapot Triennial, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina

Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Solo Show, Up-Front Gallery - Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina


Teaching jobs

Artspace,  Found Object Sculpture, 2010 -2011

Cary Arts Center,  Cary, NC, teaching wheel throwing of clay in the 1980’s and 1990’s- for adults

Arts Together, Raleigh, NC, teaching children handbuilding in the 1980’s

Building Together Ministries, Raleigh, NC, teaching a variety of crafts for underprivileged women to use as a small business, in the 1990’s

Artspace, Raleigh, NC, free demos in handbuilding for adults and children,  Also many demos and lectures for colleges and high schools



Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Carolina Creations, New Bern, NC

Village Art Circle, Cary, NC




1985 - 1999 Numerous workshops at Arrowmont,, NC State Craft Center, Duke Craft Center

1973 -Graduated with Honors from Auburn University with a BFA in Graphic design and painting

1969 - 1971 - Florida State University studying art and design


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