Foran | Suon is a newly formed design team who specialize in crafting innovative pottery and sculptural objects. Our products find intersections between fine art and design, ceramics and architecture, traditional craft and 3D printing technology. Together, we combine inspirations from Cambodian textiles, historical pottery, and figural sculpture to make fine art vessels, candle light holders, planters, and utilitarian ware.
Phirak Suon is a designer working in Seattle, WA. He has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UC Berkley (2016). He has Bachelors in Fine Arts from the UW. His work explores the intersection between materials, digital, and traditional handcrafted. He has worked as a technician and production specialist for Emerging Objects at UC Berkeley. He has also co-taught a class at Pilchuck Glass School in 2017 and will be teaching again during the summer session of 2018.
Jacob Foran is a visual artist working in Edmonds, WA. Foran was named one of Ceramics Monthly Magazine’s 2017 Emerging Artists and he was a recipient of a 17’ WA State Artists Trust Fellowship. He has a Master’s in Fine Arts in Ceramics from the UW (2010). His work has been exhibited and collected widely throughout the US and he been a resident artist at the European Ceramic Work Center in The Netherlands; the Ceramics Department at California State Long Beach University; and a two-time summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. Jacob is currently a faculty member in the Visual Arts Department at Lakeside Upper School in Seattle, WA.