As a keen biologist and a scientific approach to life in general Sue has found the ceramic world a fascinating challenge. The combination of throwing, firing, glaze making and illustration has never ending combinations.
Sue spent the first sixteen years of her life in Africa. Spent the next few years near Edinburgh and then University in England. A highlight was collecting plants for the British Museum and Kew Gardens from the Zanskar valley in the Himalayas post degree.
Shortly after returning from India Sue moved to Canada with her husband, where a chance meeting at a New Years party was to become Sue’s lifelong occupation.
The Studio in Canada produced electric fired Sung dynysty inspired ceramics with oxidised brush work reminiscent of oriental art.
Sue decided to produce ceramics of any shape, to include bright colours, often illustrated with stories. Recent stories have revolved around the moon, Under the Moon series, Flying to the Moon, and more recently Moon Thief series. My practice is unconventional in the british ceramic world which has been dominated by eastern culture and brown ware for many years.
Over the last forty years Sue has had studios in Glasgow, Forest of Dean and now Devon.