After studying a City & Guilds course in Ceramic Design and having a number of careers including English Teacher and member of a wholefood co-operative, Sue set up as a full-time ceramicist eight years ago. She now works from a workshop at the bottom of her garden in the creative town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, designing and making contemporary tableware, wall pieces and ceramic jewellery.
All of Sue’s work is handmade with care from porcelain slabs, and decorated using a variety of techniques including inlay, sgraffito, incising, metal lustre painting and printing. Each piece is finished with a transparent silky glaze and fired to 1230°, making her tableware waterproof and dishwasher safe. Her reputation is built on the clean geometric shapes and delicacy of her designs, applied with a limited colour palette.
The imagery Sue uses is drawn from coastal, horticultural, Scandinavian and Japanese influences, which unconsciously become absorbed into the melting pot of ideas, and resurface as a range of unique decorative and functional tableware and accessories.
Sue regularly exhibits at galleries all over the UK and stocks approximately twenty galleries at any one time. She also sells direct to the public at contemporary craft fairs and online. She is a member of Northern Potters and an Associate Member of Northlight Art Studios.
Heart Gallery regularly showcases Sue’s ranges and we currently have this turquoise version on our shelves.