Her name is Susan Carter Carter
Not a person who works harder
Gets her silver classes running
Susan has no time for funning
Plans, prepares, and teaches too
Tells her students what to do
Precise and detailed is her style
You’ll get it right after awhile
Done it all from chains to rings
Pendants, bracelets, other things
Creative best describes this girl
Take her class, give it a whirl
Learn to saw and flux and pickle
Work with silver, not with nickel
Solder, tumble then you’ll shine
Until your piece is looking fine
She’ll help you set a stone or two
She’ll make you do it without glue
Sue teaches silver, inlay, chains
To do this she’s got the brains
Susan’s been around awhile
On her face you’ll find a smile
Inspire you? Inspired me!
Come and take her class you’ll see.
No, I didn’t make a typo; Susan’s last name is Carter Carter. That’s right. Susan Carter married Michael Carter in 1971, thus making her a double Carter. Susan is one of our more seasoned artists, and comes to us from the East Coast where she moved around growing up, ending on Long Island. Art is her major passion, but she was also involved in athletic swimming, running, and now playing tennis. Susan has a master’s degree from Pratt Institute and bachelor’s from Hofstra University, both in New York State. Having spent a summer studying in Tokyo at Sophia University, she developed an appreciation for Japanese art. Much of her printmaking art is influenced by Japanese esthetic. She taught high school art for 19 years, specializing in drawing and painting, fashion, jewelry, lost wax casting, and creative crafts. In addition, she taught junior college for 27 years as an adjunct, adding fine arts studio classes in watercolor and 2D design to her list. Susan has had exhibits and exhibitions all over this country, as well as in China, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, Spain, and Australia.
She and Michael moved to Sun Lakes in 2006, drawn in by the SLRGS shop and tennis courts. They recently became parents of an eight-week-old mid-sized poodle named Party. Needless to say, there has been a slight disruption of peace in their household. Susan is a lover of reading and board/card games. She also enjoys travel, and has visited every continent with the exception of AntARTica. She served the Sun Lakes Rock, Gem and Silver Club as museum curator for three years and silver chair for two. Teaching Silver 1, 2, and Chains, she would love to have you join her classes. In Susan’s words, “I get much joy from teaching. I love seeing the look of satisfaction and pride on beginning students’ faces when things click for them.” If you are interested in taking a class from Susan, check our website at www.slrgs.com. Susan’s work, plus that of eight other artists, will be available for purchase at our Holiday Sale (Dec. 1-20) by appointment-only, for social distancing purposes. Call Linda Shanahan at 503-422-8882 for more information.