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SUE MERGES MATERIALS AND PROCESSES INSPIRED BY PLACE; THE LAND, PEOPLE AND INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE OF NORTH DEVON IN INNOVATIVE NEW WAYS, PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT WE EXPECT FROM Ceramics.

using TRADITIONAL CRAFT TECHNIQUES clay is combined with PREMIUM QUALITY MATERIALS; SHEEP’S WOOL AND EARTH PIGMENTS, LEATHER AND THREAD, to create dynamic sCULPTURES AND WALL PIECES celebrating north devon’s textile heritage.

WHERE POSSIBLE, MATERIALS ARE SOURCED LOCALLY; SHEEP’S WOOL PICKED UP WHILST OUT WALKING AND EARTHS AND MUDS FROM AROUND THE COAST WHICH SUE CRUSHES AND SIEVES TO USE AS SLIPS AND GLAZES, CREATING HER OWN PALETTE OF NATURAL ORGANIC COLOURS.

STITCH-LIKE MARK-MAKING, AND DECORATIVE PROCESSES USING THREAD ARE ALSO INCORPORATED, LINKING TO LOCAL INDUSTRIES THAT ONCE FLOURISHED THAT ARE NOW IN DECLINE, SUCH AS SPINNING AND WEAVING.

OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS SUE HAS DEVELOPED a DISTINCTIVE STYLe, HELPING TO KEEP SKILLS ALIVE BY PUSHING THEM FORWARD; giving her work its own unique identity.

SUE’S BEST-KNOWN PIECES COMPRISE THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND FUNDED “HAND TO HAND” SERIES TO CELEBRATE THE ART OF GLOVE MAKING.

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