sue is a ceramic artist living in north devon who comes from a family of makers. her dynamic sculptures and wall pieces are inspired by local industrial textile heritage, helping to keep skills alive by pushing the boundaries of what we expect from clay.
sue grew up around industrial production and this weaves a personal narrative into her continually evolving work. using traditional hand-building techniques, she merges premium quality materials; leather and sheep’s wool with clay in innovative new ways, celebrating the region’s manufacturing heritage.
thread embellishment, mark-making, and industrial-metallic and leather-like surfaces link to traditional textile manufacturing techniques and equipment.
WHERE POSSIBLE, MATERIALS ARE SOURCED LOCALLY; SHEEP’S WOOL PICKED UP WHILST OUT WALKING AND EARTHS AND MUDS FROM AROUND THE COAST WHICH SUE prepares TO USE AS SLIPS AND GLAZES, CREATING HER OWN PALETTE OF COLOURS.
over the last ten years sue has developed her own distinctive style, giving her work its unique identity. her BEST-KNOWN PIECES COMPRISE THE ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND FUNDED “HAND TO HAND” SERIES TO CELEBRATE THE ART OF GLOVE MAKING.