We’re pleased to welcome Peninsula potter Susan Delahanty to the kick-off 2nd Friday Art Hop on Friday, April 10. Look for her at Viva Bene Gourmet, 219 N. Main St., (behind “All Brides Beautiful”) from 5-8pm next Friday.
Delahanty’s work blends function and beauty for pieces that may be displayed as art … or used to display the art of food. And her pieces are a wonderful complement to the broad selection of gourmet foods you’ll find at Viva Bene Gourmet.
From carefully selected wines to Italian specialty foods – meats and cheeses, both imported and local, Viva Bene provides a full selection of choices for foodies. Plan to spend some time browsing this unique shop – you’ll find items perfect for gift-giving and your own dinner table. Visit Facebook.com/vivabenegourmet.
“I have been making functional stoneware pottery for over 40 years, starting in college. I have been involved with potter’s co-ops in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and apprenticed with a potter in West Virginia. With some breaks for a growing family, I returned to potting in earnest in 2004. All of my pots are food-safe, dishwasher-safe, and safe to use in the oven or microwave with care.
I love the earthiness of clay, and strive to make pots that invite you to touch them. I leave the marks of my hands on my pots too – finger rings from throwing them, pressure marks from adding handles or spouts, freely applied glazes and designs.
My pottery is currently being fired in an electric kiln, but we (a small group of local potters) are just completing a wood-fired kiln, which we are looking forward to firing later this spring.”
Susan Delahanty’s work may also be found at Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 Mill St., Peninsula