Leonardo beat me to it! About 500 years ago he wrote my philosophy of pottery and my life: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. This is one of my favorite quotes, and it plays on the idea that living and working ‘simple’ isn’t banal, it’s elegant.
Like the legions of artist/craftspeople before her, Maguire is a conduit through which the material manifests itself. Her vessels allow the clay to peek out from within the glazes she uses, to remain an integral part of the experience almost as if the piece created itself out of the undulations of the planet. Susan Maguire has lived and worked in South Florida virtually all her life. Her devotion to ceramics as her medium of expression has spanned many years as has her love of the indigenous horticulture of the tropics.