Susan Silverman

Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Susan Silverman's Bio Photo


BA in Studio Arts, Smith College, 2000
MFA in Fine Arts (Printmaking), University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005

Phone: (603) 899-4047

Courses Taught
  • Ceramics (all levels)
  • Printmaking (all levels)
  • 2 and 3 Dimensional Design
  • East Asian Ink Painting
  • Book Design
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • All areas of ceramic arts
  • Non-toxic printmaking methods
  • East Asian ink painting techniques and practice

Honors & Awards

2011: President’s Award, Campus Compact NH, stewardship, for empty bowls projects

2005: Blanche E. Colman Award (printmaking), Mellon Foundation, Boston (competitive cash award)

2000: Louise M. Walton Award for Ada Comstock art major showing dedication to the field, Smith College

Megan Hart Jones Award for best work of art, Smith College, Coho Returning Home, two-color lithograph

1992,2008: Ceramics Award, Living with Crafts Exhibition, League of NH Craftsmen

Publications and Presentations

Non-Toxic Printmaking, Mark Graver, A&C Black Publishers, London, 2011, p. 118.

Printmaking Revolution, Dwight Pogue, Watson-Guptill, 2012, pp. 91-93.

Three Sides of the Story: Interpretations of Place, MFA Thesis paper, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, state juried member
  • ZeaMays Printmaking Studio member
  • NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) member

Conferences Attended

  • Southern Graphics Council
  • NCECA annual conference


Grants Received

  • Whiting Foundation Grant and Faculty research grant to study green printmaking in Scotland and Wales, 2012-13
  • Dean’s Fund, Franklin Pierce College, Travel and research grant for travel and study in China, 2007


  • Rindge Faculty Council president 2016-17
  • Division Chair, VPA 2014-2018
  • Empty Bowls, annual community event to fight hunger, 2006-2015
  • Faculty Affairs Committee 3 year term (elected)