As both a ceramicist and photographer, Zimmerman has her hands in two media. Her organic and figurative ceramic sculptures are an unusual fusion of contemporary and ancient that are finished using her unconventional style of smoke firing. Her distinctive abstract photography uses sunlight to expose the ephemeral forms within her work. Central to her art is naturalness and simplicity. Whenever Zimmerman is working on a piece, she has a camera on hand. If there is sunlight filtering through a window, she will be taking pictures of her sculptures until the light fades.
Zimmerman’s ceramics and photographs are in private and permanent collections at various institutions around the world and have been exhibited in galleries across the United States since 2005. In 2019, she spent three months as an artist-in-residence at The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Susan calls St. Louis, Missouri home, but misses her casita.
Available for commissions and exhibits.
Please see my article in Studio Potter.
“I am always exploring the unseen hidden in the shadows
of my ethereal sculptures.”