Susan Mills’ Studio

This weekend, I ventured out to an Open Studio held by Susan Mills in Bowdoin. Susan is a mixed media artist using felt, photography, found objects, natural materials, metal and more combined into finished work. About her work, Susan writes,

“My art is inspired by nature and by myth, by the physical world and the world of spirit. When I am working, I feel the same energy or essence that I experience when I visit ancient stone circles and touch a more sacred place. Once I begin to work, it is as though I am directly manipulating my dreams and visions, my search for meaning in the world and in my life. The objects I create are my way of recording my inner journey.”

Over the past several years, Susan has taught felt making classes in Bermuda and in California, but finds she prefers teaching at a local yarn shop and from her own studio. She works with both beginners and more advanced makers, and often starts beginners felting a seamless handbag, vessel, hat, or mittens. Susan is also the manager of Markings Gallery in Bath.

Susan has exhibited work at the Attleboro Museum of Art in Rhode Island, O’Farrell Gallery (now Bay View Gallery) in Brunswick, Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, Markings Gallery in Bath, Maine Center for Craft in West Gardiner, and at the University of Maine in Orono.

7 thoughts on “Susan Mills’ Studio”

  1. I’ve been fortunate enough to take a class taught by Susan, and the items I created set a new direction for my fiber art expressions. There are not many people like Susan in the world, and I love that she is a part of mine. Congratulations on your Open Stuido, Susan.

    Christine Macchi, bringing fiber artists together and spreading the word of their creative goings on is a gift to all art lovers! You rock, my dear.

  2. Susan Mills works radiate energies and spirituality. Her studio is stunning. Her work is collector quality and exquisite. Thank you for sharing this information and Susan’s work with the public. Public- do yourself a favor and see Susan’s organic and luscious work at Markings Gallery in Bath.

  3. I have a Spirit Boat from Susan Mills and I love her work. I visited her studio two years ago and was refreshed and moved by the deep elemental nature of her work. She is a gifted artist who listens.

  4. Susan, your work is so inspiring to me! I makes me want to jump out of bed this morning, run into the woods and find some magical materials to make with. Thank you!

  5. This is a gorgeous web page. I knew you way back when. All of this was your dream. Now it is all a reality. Congratulations.

  6. Every photo is STUNNING! I love looking at everything, especially the photos with the lovely Susan Mills herself. The vessel with peacock feather is gorgeous. And, of course, I am always in love with her spirit vessels.

    This page is astounding and it feels so very good to see your home and your studio, Susan. I miss you and love you dearly. We will meet again soon. We have to.

    Congratulations on this site. You rock and weave.

    Love you,


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