Suzanne spent many years in the Appalachian Mountains where she was born and raised.  After graduating from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2005, she continued to earn a Masters of Arts and Teaching with an emphasis in Art Education from Hollins University.  Suzanne taught two exciting years of visual arts as a middle school and high school teacher before committing full time to ceramics. After graduating from Utah State University with her Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics, she has relocated to beautiful Idaho.