kuba vessel SH489X47
£430.00 PRODUCT CODE:SH489Y47
This striking vessel is hand-built with an applied pattern inspired by the geometric and rhythmic patterns of the textiles of Central Africa. The textured, metallic, dark form has iridescent flashes caused by raku firing.
About this maker
Sue originally trained as a sculptor at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London gaining a degree in Fine Art (Sculpture). First working in wood and metal, she discovered clay in the late nineties.
A chance encounter with a South African potter led to Sue’s fascination with burnished and smoked African and South American pots. Then in 1997, she attended a transformative course in Greece run by ceramic artist Alan Bain. There she began hand-building pots, working with terra sigillata slips, acquiring burnishing skills, and being introduced to pit firing.