Susan began her journey into ceramics 20 years ago in Scotland, where she was a slip caster for a busy ceramic studio on a farm in the lovely Perthshire , and since then has been self-taught, but regularly attends workshops hosted by masters in various techniques that she feels will add to her own creative work.
She runs the Crafty Hands Studio, has sold her own work, given demonstrations, and has been involved in a number of group exhibitions. Susan has created a number of collections of work using local , east cork clay, that she has dug from beaches by her home. Before this , Susan had always used commercial clays, now there is no going back.. "" digging, sieving & preparing the clay has brought a tremendous amount of satisfaction to my whole creative process"". she is also working on sculptures pieces that merge textiles and ceramics. In these sculpture pieces, Susan is exploring the the fine line between strength and fragility.
She has made ware for local restaurants including the award winning Sage restaurant in Midleton.
Next work will be exhibited at the arts festival, midleton, may 12th 2017.
She is currently studying Art Therapy at C.I.T. (Crawford)
She also plays the Bodhran..ok..ish :)
loves her Jack Russell Lucy
listens to poetry
A GOOD PAINTING TO ME HAS ALWAYS BEEN LIKE A FRIEND,
IT KEEPS ME COMPANY, COMFORTS AND INSPIRES