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Susan Dwyer is the artist behind ceramics and papier-mâché line Up in the Air Somewhere. She focused in sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, and afterwards began creating a line of vessels inspired by the clean, minimal lines found in industrial architecture. Each vessel is individually hand-built without the use of molds, giving it an organic, one-of-a-kind character.
Susan is inspired by the materials she uses (how does the clay bend when it dries? What texture does this layered paper create?) with the material itself often dictating the style of the object. From this perspective, the form itself becomes the focal point rather than lots of intricate surface detail.