ForanSuon was founded in Seattle, WA in 2018 by artist Jacob Foran and architectural designer Phirak Suon. Two friends with a common love of making and the shared passionate pursuit of beauty, innovation, design, and making positive contributions in the world. We believe that design and innovation can shape a brighter future.
We are leaders in the field of 3D printing ceramics— finding intersections between fine art and design, ceramics and architecture, traditional craft and technology. Together, we combine inspirations from pattern and textiles, historical pottery and sculpture to make innovative products such as fine art vessels, candle light holders, planters, home decor, and art objects. We create collectible items and we welcome clients who are interested in wholesale orders, corporate gift ideas, weddings, special events, architecture, dining, retail, and interior design.
We support and collaborate with different nonprofit organizations dedicated to art & design, education, and animal rescue. We partner in teaching and fundraising through auctions and events at local museums and organizations. In summer months, we hire and mentor talented students pursuing careers in creative fields such as visual arts, architecture, and computer science.
Meet the Team
Jacob Foran, Co-Founder
Jacob Foran is a visual artist working in Seattle, WA. 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 twotime summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. He has a Master’s in Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Washington- Seattle (2010). His artwork has been published in Designboom (Milan), Surfaces Magazine (Beijing), Artslant (New York), Beautiful Decay (Los Angeles), and Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Foran was named one of Ceramics Monthly Magazine’s 2017 Emerging Artists. He is currently Visual Arts Faculty at Lakeside School in Seattle.
Phirak Suon, Co-Founder
Phirak Suon is a designer working in Seattle, WA. He has a background in art, architecture, and digital fabrication. His work explores the intersection between materials, digital and traditional handcraft. Suon was on the team that helped develop the Potterbot clay 3D printer and has extensive knowledge of the machine. He has worked as a technician and production specialist for Emerging Objects at UC Berkeley after receiving his MA in Architecture. He has also co-taught classes at Pilchuck Glass School in 2017, 2018, and will be teaching again during the summer session of 2019.
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FS Summer Team , 2018-2019
FS Summer Team, 2018-2019
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