Selected Publications

“Margaret Keelan: Reality Twice Removed.” Ceramics Art and Perception, No. 103 pp 70-75. 2016: Print

“Alan King: Point Blank.” Review of King’s book of poems. 2016:


“Melting the Sun: Echocosmic.” Oakland Museum of Ceramics Press.



The Shadow Twins. Book by Susannah Israel. Science fiction adventure set in a distant world. Online: Pronoun, Inc. 2016


“Tiffany Schmierer: Urban Quotidian.” Ceramics Art and Perception, No. 95, pp 71-73. 2014: Print


“Nuala Creed: Ceramic Archivist.” Ceramics: Art and Perception, No. 92. pp 76-78. 2013: Print


“Influences, Intersections & Innovations.” Catalog essay, Third Annual Ceramics of America. John Natsoulas Press: Davis pp 9-11. 2013: Print


”Jennifer Brazelton: Essential Structures.” Review by Susannah Israel.



Oakland Museum of Ceramics Press,  Blog, articles and reviews by Susannah Israel, Resident Artist Director, 2010 -2018.


“Jon Gariepy: Stormy Weather.” New Ceramics: the European Ceramics Magazine, No 3, pp 8-11. 2012: Print


“Transcendant: Michelle Gregor, David Kuraoka and Don Reitz.” Ceramics: Art and Perception No. 88 pp 50-53 2011: Print


“Sustaining the Creative Spirit.” The Studio Potter, V 39 No 1 pp 45-47. 2011: Print


“Into the 21st Century: The Association of Clay & Glass Artists.” Introduction. ACGA: San Carlos. 2011: Print

“Las cadre at Black Bean Ceramic Art Center: the first 5 years.” 2011: las cadre: the first 5 years


“Atmospheric Firings: the Tradition of Acceptance.” Exhibition review. ARTSHIFT: San Jose. 2011: Online


“Intersections & Influences.” Catalog essay, Ceramics Annual of America. John Natsoulas Press: Davis pp 2-8. Print: 2010


“David Kuraoka: Legacy of Fire.” Review of the artist’s retrospective exhibition at Pence Gallery, David. History of Kuraoka’s teaching legacy at SF State University, 1971-2009, and interviews with participating artists.



“Deep Impressions: the Sculptural Records of Richard Akers.” New Ceramics: the European Ceramics Magazine, No 3. pp 17-19. 2008: Print


“Shalene Valenzuela: Believe It Or Not.” Davis, California: John Natsoulas Press, catalog pp 1-5 2009


"Working Big: Sculpting Industrial Clay Pipe." Ceramics Today Dec 2004. s: 4 pages.


"In Pursuit of Beauty." Studio Potter Mar. 2002: Print


"Woodstoke 2000." Ceramics Technical Issue 12 2001: Print


“Permanent Record: Clay Bodies.” MFA Exhibition Thesis, San Francisco State University. 24 pages. 2000: Print