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Susan Shaffer, ClayOriginals
I was drawn to clay in my teens, pursued it in college, and through the passages
of my life have always “mucked about” in tactile mediums, from traditional stoneware
pottery to abstract handmade paper pieces. Introducing layers of mixed media imagery
to conventional surfaces has been my newest exploration.
My world revolves around a land of sea and tropical flora and fauna. I live and
work a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico, on Gasparilla Island in the village
of Boca Grande. It is a small but thriving community full of history, sport and
culture which attracts people from all over the world who are ardent supporters of
the arts. It is a place of comfort and great beauty, and forms the foundation of