Suzanne Crane earned a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned her MA in English in Charlottesville, Virginia. While teaching at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Crane began taking evening pottery classes to rediscover being a beginner at something again.
After becoming a full time professor, Crane continued taking pottery classes. For ten years Crane took pottery classes and workshops. In 1997, Crane and her husband built a clay studio and shortly thereafter Crane began showing her work at juried arts festivals.
In December 2000, Crane quit her teaching job and became a self-supporting, full-time potter. Crane has exhibited her work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; the American Craft Exposition in Evanston, IL; the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, CO; The Saint Louis Art Fair, the Long’s Park Art Festival in Lancaster, PA, and many others. Crane’s work can be found in select galleries around the country.
These fanciful footed covered jars are beauties to be enjoyed for themselves or can be used for jelly, butter, nuts or whatever you
desire! The clay is perfectly proportioned; the carving is uniform and
excellently executed. All of Crane's work shows her superior craftsmanship and is safe for food, oven and dishwasher.