Sue Tirrell received a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1997. She has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT; California State University, Chico; and the Custer County Art & Heritage Center in Miles City, MT. Tirrell's work has been included in regional and national juried and invitational exhibitions and she is represented by Visions West Gallery in Denver, Livingston & Bozeman, MT; Toucan Gallery in Billings, MT; Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT; ArtFusion in Big Fork, MT and the Holter Museum Sales Gallery, Helena, MT. She lives, works, gardens and plays with her husband and two enthusiastic dogs in Pray, MT.
All my life I have loved making things with my hands. Tree forts, doll clothes, sculptures of animals, pies, pottery, knitted socks, jam. I love the practice of choosing and assembling materials; getting physical with the process; following the piece from idea to tactile, useful, beautiful, delicious object. When I stand back and survey my efforts, I know the best part is yet to come . . . sharing these gifts from my hands makes my efforts joyful, the work a pleasure.