Tom Suomalainen

Walnut Cove, NC

Resident Artist 1967-69

tomsuomalainen.com

 

"The craft marketplace was emerging in the early 1960s. Penland's resident artist program offered courageous artist craftsmen an opportunity to focus on a work and artistic ethic that would enable them to become selt-employed."

 






Forest Born, 2005
20.5 x 9.25 x 9.25 inches
Stoneware; assemblage of thrown, slab and coiled parts
Photo © Alan Calhoun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Sea Born I, 2007
19 x 8 x 8 inches
Stoneware; assemblage of thrown, slab and coiled parts
Photo © Alan Calhoun
Collection of Lee Rocamora

 

 

 






Sea Born II, 2001
20.75 x 8 x 9.5 inches
Stoneware; assemblage of thrown, slab and coiled parts
Photo © Alan Calhoun