I birth stories. My hands pull out mythic tales of passion, fearlessness, strength, beauty, and surrender from clay. My work is all about the primal figures in our lives -- ancestors who guide us, goddesses who inspire us, dancers who liberate us. I aim to enthrall viewers with the complex stories that flourish beneath surface reality. I am currently creating ceramic musical instruments, in the shape of upside legs shaped like a harp with guitar strings.

Susan Almazol is an Oakland, CA-based sculptor and writer, whose artistic life began at age three when a great aunt taught her to sew in the Philippines. Using clay, Susan creates sculptural forms that tell stories. These forms reflect the rich influences of the cultures and communities where she has lived and traveled.