Susie Kelly

I consider myself more of a craftswoman than an artist. I prefer to be inspired (mainly by nature) and then see if I can recreate it.

Stargazer lilies

9 in x 7 in x 7 in

The lilies are low fired, porcelain painted with underglaze, wires used for stems. Wheel thrown vase.

Not for sale

Cowboy teapot

10 in x 11 in x 4 in

Hand-built with porcelain, low fired glazes, with leather and wire accessories.

Not for sale


Two pit-fired birds

4 in x 13 in x 4 in

Sandstone buff clay, hand-built and then pit-fired

Not for sale

Artist's biography:

Susie Kelly was born in Nigeria of British parents. Out in the bush there was very little to do and certainly no television, so her mother kept her busy by teaching her many crafts. Susie’s thirst for creating has continued into her adult life. After enjoying many other pursuits, a few years ago she took up ceramics and is enjoying the challenge.

Susie is also an avid photographer and an active member of the Marin Photography Club. She is also accomplished in many of the needle arts: quilting, embroidery, gold work, beading, knitting, basket weaving and is a proud winner of many ribbons from our wonderful county and state fairs.

In her spare time Susie has volunteered at Wildcare in San Rafael working in the bird room and fostering baby squirrels in her home. Responding to the Cosco Busan oil spill, she spent hours cleaning the oil off stricken birds at the International Bird Rescue Center in Fairfield.

Susie and her husband have lived in Terra Linda since 1997 and their only daughter has graduated from San Diego State University.