Working with clay allows Sue a secondary voice, a line of communication through form. Her work explores the fragility and hidden strength found within the natural world.
The slow repetitive hand-building techniques she uses to create her pieces offer a considered way to develop the work as each piece calmly grows. Deliberate junctions are made by breaking and re-joining the form where collars or shoulders then evolve. Surface markings are infused into the work during the making, with slips and oxides being applied throughout the drying stage. Built with a white stoneware clay body, the work may be glazed or left bare.
Sue graduated from North Staffordshire Polytechnic in 1986, and has enjoyed exhibiting her work through galleries and specialist ceramics events ever since. Sue’s work has been sold through Bonhams contemporary ceramics auctions, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Beaux Arts – Bath, and Liberty’s of London.