generating multiple solutions...

Robin Speas is one of the brightest, most talented, and most productive art students that I have had the fortune to know and to work with. She absolutely surpasses other students in conceptual thinking, in generating multiple solutions, in problem solving, and in the precision with which she carries out her work.

Robin came to clay from cabinet-making and furniture design with a mature sense of sculptural form as it relates to contemporary functional woodwork. However, she also brought a strong desire to work in a fresh material without the familiar (to her) constraints of commissioned functional work. A natural affinity for clay soon was evident, Robin’s new experimental work took off, and continues to develop: and after three years, Robin is ready to move to the graduate level in clay sculpture.

Robin’s clay sculptures are most recently series of life size abstracted, animated figurative forms. These figures are interesting, provocative company when sharing our studio space; and so is Robin!

Robin brings to a studio or classroom an energy and vitality and a love of exploring that are contagious and inspiring to faculty as well as to other students.  She thrives on problem solving and following through.  The level of excellence Robin applies to everything she does will be apparent in any situation she meets. She is intellectually and artistically prepared for a stimulating graduate-level experience.

The energy and artistic life of your graduate school community will be enriched by Robin’s participation. Please accept my highest recommendation for Robin Speas for your graduate program.


Susan B. Tucker
Associate Professor, Ceramics
Plymouth State College of the University System of New Hampshire