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Susan Bankert is a functional potter living and working in Sadsbury, PA.

Susan received her BFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1982, and her MFA from Wichita State University in Witchita, Kansas in 1987. She also attended Boston University's Program in Artisanry from 1983-1984. After receiving her MFA Susan attended a two-year artist-in-residency program at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit, Michigan. The program was designed to allow professionals an opportunity to work and learn the nuances involved in setting up a studio practice. 


In 1992, Susan established Barking Tree Pottery in Sadsburyville in western Chester Country, where she continues to commit herself to making salt-fired functional pottery. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and has been published in Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter magazines.

Susan is currently an instructor at Chester Springs Studio and offers private lessons at Barking Tree Pottery as well.


The studio is open most days; give us a call if you are planning a visit!  


Contact Information: Get in touch by phone at 610 213 5573 or by email at sbankert@verizon.net


Directions to Barking Tree Pottery - 2991 Lincoln Highway Sadsburyville PA                                                                                                                                      Route 30 Bypass west, exit Chester County Airport, left at exit, right onto Business 30.  Barking Tree Studio is 1.6 miles on the right.