Susan Posmentier

Susan Posmentier began coming to Wellfleet in 1976, where she met her sons’ friend William “Chopper” Young, renowned oyster shucker. Susan utilizes Chopper’s distinctive oyster, scallop and clam shells by impressing them in her clay pieces.

Her work is hand-built and one-of-a-kind.   She’s passionate about the entire process, from the initial forming of clay slabs or coils to the selection of glaze colors to be fired.

Susan graduated on the Dean’s List from Parsons School of Design.  During her thirty-five-year career as a graphic designer   she pursued her interest in ceramic education through courses at the Hudson River Museum.  In 2013 she became the pottery instructor for Croton on Hudson’s Adult Education Program.

Susan has shown her work at the annual Croton Council on the Arts craft fair and at the A.R.T.S. Gallery in Croton Falls, NY.