Dr. Suz Burnham is a veterinarian with a life-long interest in artistic pursuits. She comes to kaleidoscope designing from a long time interest in ceramic art. Her primary interest has been for making animal sculptures and firing them with raku flash glazes. To design her kaleidoscopes she draws on her skills in throwing, hand-building and altering forms of extruded clay. The pieces are then fired in oxidation or reduction kilns, wood firing kilns and raku using both ready-made glazes and glazes made in the studio.