"If you are not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original”."           ~ Ken Robinson

Susan Silverman

Assistant Professor
Fine Arts, Division of Visual and Performing Arts

B.S., Smith College
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Courses Taught
Ceramics all levels 
Printmaking all levels
3 dimensional design
Freshman year inquiry seminar
Asian painting

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Green printmaking techniques and wood fired ceramics.
I work primarily with porcelain for my ceramics, and make both functional and sculptural pieces, including tile murals. I am particularly interested in atmospheric firing techniques, including wood firing. In printmaking, I work with found plates, and intaglio etching incorporating mapping concepts with my imagery.

Honors & Awards
2010   President’s Award, NH Campus Compact 
2005   Blanche E. Colman Award 

Publications and Presentations

Printmaking Revolution, Dwight Pogue, 2012

Non-Toxic Printmaking, Mark Graver, 2010

“Keeping your hands in clay”, Topical Discussion, NCECA conference, Philadelphia, 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Potter’s Council
  • League of NH Craftsmen (state juried)
  • Zea Mays Printmaking Studio (Florence, MA)
  • Southern Graphics Council
  • International Sculpture Association
  • Sumi-e Society

Conferences Attended 
NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts)

Grants Received
Whiting Foundation Grant for 2012-13


  • Six years organizing empty bowls event on campus to help raise money for local food bank and soup kitchen.

Personal Interests 
Sailing, gardening, travelling to new places.