Visiting Artist, Sue Tirrell, held demonstration and workshops for ceramics students February 23 and 24, 2018. She also gave an artist talk on February 23 that discussed her studio practice and inspiration.

Sue Tirrell is a full-time studio artist living in Montana’s Paradise Valley. She received an AA from Cottey College in Nevada, MO in 1995 and a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. She served 7 years as Education Director at the Waterworks Art Museum in Miles City, MT and since that time has logged hundreds of hours teaching ceramics and multi-media workshops in community centers, college classrooms, convalescent homes and one-room schoolhouses. Tirrell has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Waterworks Art Museum in Miles City, MT. Her work is exhibited widely in the United States and Canada including a recent solo exhibition at Schaller Gallery in St. Joseph, MI; the 2017 Mugshot1 juried cup show at MoJo Coffee Gallery in Minneapolis, where she won first place; the Feast of Pottery Invitational Exhibition in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada; and the upcoming 2018 St. Croix Valley Pottery tour in Minnesota.