Susan Crowell

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Susan Crowell

Professor, Ceramics

Office Location(s): B506 East Quad
nasus@umich.edu

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Japanese Studies
    • Residential College
    • School of Art and Design
  • About

    Susan Crowell is Professor of Art at the University of Michigan, where she teaches ceramics and holds a joint appointment in the Residential College and the Penny Stamps School of Art and Design.  A Fulbright Scholar, she studied architectural ceramics at Centro Internazionale di Ceramica in Rome and directed the University of Michigan’s Program in Florence.  Prof. Crowell exhibits her work widely and has participated in a variety of international venues and residencies, in Canada (at Banff), Japan (at Shigaraki and Miyazaki), Italy (Rome, Venice and Florence), Taiwan, Denmark and China, as well as in the United States.  Since 2011, her research and artistic practice has focused upon pollen forms and the process of pollination.  Deploying her appreciation of the role of technology in revealing the natural world to apply the science and aesthetics of botany and apiculture toward the creation of ceramic sculpture, she presents a view of pollen within the problematics of industrialized honey production, global commerce in apicultural products, and genetically modified crops. In April of 2016 Prof. Crowell will exhibit her work in the conservatories of the Matthei Botanical Gardens at the University of Michigan.

  • Education
    • MFA, University of Michigan School of Architecture and Design, 1972
    • BFA, University of Michigan, 1969