Susan Nolt-Banks Pottery

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Trillium Vessel

Trillium Vessel

Art has always been a large part of Suzi's life. As a child her mother spent several years as an art teacher for the Massillon City Schools. She practiced her lessons with Suzi. On vacations while her brothers toured forts and military museums, Suzi and her mother toured art museums and galleries. She has tried her hand at many forms of art, but it wasn't until later in life she fell in love with the ceramic arts.

Raku Lidded Vessel

Raku Lidded Vessel

Her first lessons were at the Canton Museum of Art where she took lessons from Bill Shearrow, a noted ceramic artist in the Canton area. She continued her studies with Deb Ferree, Sam Hoffman,  Jack Valentine, Mary Boberski and others. For nearly 2 decades she has been involved in the ceramic arts and now has a studio in her home in Massillon, where she and her husband, Gawaine Banks, live.

Suzi's art is diverse. She has for years disliked being funneled into one way of doing things, and experiments with different techniques, designs and ideas ... which makes each of her pieces unique and unusual. She works in white, brown and red stoneware, and sometimes even porcelain. The firing techniques are electric cone 6 and occasionally low fire for contrast, Raku, pit and other methods.

Wisteria Vessel

Wisteria Vessel

Decorating her pieces is often as varied as her techniques. She uses the wheel, slabs and hand-building and adds decorations by adding on flowers, leaves, branches and other embellishments, or carving the leather hard clay for textural design.

During her demos, Suzi brings along a portable wheel to show throwing techniques, or already thrown pieces that she embellishes by carving or adding on of designs. She can be seen the second Saturday of each month at Wendell August Forge in Berlin, Ohio.

Rose Heart Bowl

Rose Heart Bowl

Occasionally you will see crocheted items or jewelry with the Suzi signature, as she also dabbles in other creative endeavors. If she is not working on her art, she is creating Web designs from her home office for approximately 35 clients, running real estate reports for a Cleveland Realtor, helping to run an online furniture business with a client from Malvern, Ohio or spending time with her 3 adult children and 8 delightful grand kids!

Suzi's art can be found at Wendell August Forge on Rt. 62 in Berlin, Ohio; Canal Fulton Glassworks in Canal Fulton; Carroll County Center for the Arts in Carrollton; The Art Emporium in Alliance.

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Carved Raku

Carved Raku
Carved Raku

Carved Raku
Geometric Carved Raku

Geometric Raku
Carved Raku

Carved Raku
Matte Raku Plate

Matte Raku Plate
Raku Display

Raku Display
Raku pottery display

Raku display
arched-bottle3

Arched bottle
Raku pottery

Raku pottery
Raku leaf vase

Raku leaf vase
Copper & white crackle

Raku vessel
Floral vase

Floral vase
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Floral Plate
Flowered Plate

Flowered Plate
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Floral Plate
bowlwithdrips

Large bowl
biggreenbowl

Huge green bowl
stgoldvase

Golden vase
tinnyvessel

Tiny lidded vessel
spottedbowl

Whimsical bowl
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Raku vase
juicepitcher

Juice pitcher set
copperybowl

Copper bowl
Two-tone Tray

Two-tone Tray
Snow Flowers Porcelain Vase

Snow Flowers
Purple Flower Porcelain Vessel

Porcelain flower
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Raku vase
rakutentacles

Raku vase
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Display of pottery
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Floral bowl etc
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Triangle vase
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Triangle bottle
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Eye raku vase
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Tentacles raku
bowl

Rainbow bowl
az

Ode to Van Gogh
ar

Copper raku
brightvase

Vase
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Potter diorama
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Raku
January Tuttle Art Center Exclusive (sold)

Last leaf & red bird
teapot

Porcelain teapot
Raku Vessel with Bird

Raku Vessel & Bird
Copper Raku

Copper Raku
Raku Tree Plate

Raku Tree Plate
Morel Mushrooms

Morels
Raku Leaf

Raku Leaf
Lidded Raku Vessel

Lidded raku