Working with clay allows Sue a secondary voice, a line of communication through form. She combines the gentleness of undulating landscapes, the turmoil of the sea and the soft sensuality of the human form into her work. Using a variety of traditional hand-building techniques Sue creates contemporary sculptural forms.
“I’m working on the surface texture from the very start of the making. Some marks will be left, others smoothed over. Adjustments are made throughout the drying stages – scratching, gouging, softening, and finally, a ‘healing’. This all creates a patina of what has gone before. Only then is a piece ready for the kiln – and the results are different every time.”
Sue graduated from North Staffordshire University in 1986 and now works from her studio just outside Reading.