Susannah Goodman is a potter, teacher, organizer and advocate.

A lifelong Detroiter, Susannah has worked in arts education and administration with with Living Arts, Pewabic Pottery, The Heidelberg Project, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. For nearly a decade, Susannah was the studio manager of Ladybug Studios, a ceramics cooperative and community studio in Southwest Detroit.

A gubernatorial appointee, Susannah served from 2014-2020 on the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (now MACC), where she advocated for equitable arts funding statewide. In this role she represented Michigan with the National Association of State Arts Agencies and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Working at the intersection of arts and social change, Susannah is a founding member of Detroit Jews for Justice. From 2019-2022, she served as DJJ’s Deputy Director, laying the groundwork for the launch of an independent nonprofit. She now serves on the Board of Trustees.

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  1. Good morning,

    We had received a few patents made for the youth gathering for use on our Office of the Bishop for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA. We are wondering if we could purchase a few more patents? The one we have is a lovely pottery greens and creams and browns. We would like a few more in that same color family.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

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