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Richard and Susan Surette
279 ave. des Erables
Brigham, Quebec J2K 4C8
Richard and Susan Surette have been professional craftspeople since 1976. Although Susan Surette began her career as a textile artist, in 1987 she turned her attention to ceramics, joining her husband, Richard Surette in Studio Surette. In the late 1990s, Akycha Surette and Amun Surette, children of Richard and Susan joined the studio practice, each making unique contributions. Studio Surette produces functional and decorative ceramic vessels and wall murals in small series, as well as one-of-a-kind wall murals and sculpture, and markets these works in galleries across Canada. Since 1976 Studio Surette has participated in the major juried craft shows in central Canada, such as One of a Kind, Originals, Signatures, and the Métiers d’Art. The Surettes have been included in many group shows such as: Out of the Box (A Show of Hands, Toronto, 2001), Francophone Fine Crafts (A Show of Hands and York University, 1999), Rencontre (St. Jean sur Richelieu, 1997,1998), Galerie Metiers d’Art, Galerie Yvon Dagenais, Galerie D’Art Manseau, Andrew Calixte Gallery, Neo Faber Gallery, and Shadow Project (Arts Sutton).
Solo exhibitions of Studio Surette work were held in 2007 and 2002 at Snapdragon Gallery, (Ottawa); in 2007 at Shayne Gallery (Montreal); in 2008 and 2001 at A Show of Hands (Toronto); in 2002 at Gallery Six One One (Toronto), and in 2001 and 2000 at Cannington House Gallery, (Oakville); in 1997 and 1994 at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramics; in 1996 at the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum; in 1994 at the Métiers d’Art, Montréal and Galerie Design Québec. Surette pieces are to be found in many private, corporate and public collections, including Department of Foreign Affairs Canada, the Ombudsman Department of the Québec Government, Ville de Magog, Québec Lottery Corporation, Corporation des Métiers d’Art, Lincoln National Corporation, Bulova Corporation, Nanos Research, Temple Emanu-El-Beth Shalom.
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